transude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v transude release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities "exude sweat through the pores"
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Transude To pass, as perspirable matter does, through the pores or interstices of textures; as, liquor may transude through leather or wood.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • transude To pass or ooze through the pores or interstices of a membrane or other permeable substance, as a fluid (transpire being commonly said of gases or vapors).
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Transude tran-sūd′ to ooze or pass through the pores or interstices of a membrane or substance
    • pr.p Transude transūd′ing; pa.p. transūd′ed
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. trans-, + L. sudare, to sweat: cf. F. transsuder,

Usage

In literature:

This loss is one of simple transudation, increasing as the powers of life decrease.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884" by Various
The sun shone on his dilapidated garments and on his purple skin; it was almost black and seemed to transude blood.
"Over Strand and Field" by Gustave Flaubert
There is edema of the ureal tract, apparently from transudation of serum.
"Glaucoma" by Various
Three hours later convulsions and heavy transudation set in.
"A Tale of the Kloster" by Brother Jabez
Dropsy arises when the transudation is accumulated.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
***

In news:

A thoracentesis revealed the effusion to be transudative.
***