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EXUDATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does exudation mean? 

EXUDATION (noun)
  The noun EXUDATION has 2 senses:

1. a substance that oozes out from plant pores
2. the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes

  Familiarity information: EXUDATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXUDATION (noun)


Sense 1exudation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A substance that oozes out from plant pores

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

exudate; exudation

Hypernyms ("exudation" is a kind of...):

discharge; emission (a substance that is emitted or released)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "exudation"):

gum (any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying)

latex (a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air)


Sense 2exudation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

exudation; transudation

Hypernyms ("exudation" is a kind of...):

ooze; oozing; seepage (the process of seeping)


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