1. The act of boring or piercing through a part.
Origin: L. Perforare = to pierce through
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... three forms (75): ocular, cutaneous, and arterial. The ocular form of pythiosis is manifest as keratitis that can be severe and result in corneal perforation. The cutaneous and subcutaneous form most often presents as a periorbital cellulitis or mass with progressive local invasion of soft tissue ...
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