perfusionist

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perfuse (pəˈfjuːz)
 
vb
1.  to suffuse or permeate (a liquid, colour, etc) through or over (something)
2.  surgery to pass (a fluid) through organ tissue to ensure adequate exchange of oxygen and carbon monoxide
 
[C16: from Latin perfūsus wetted, from perfundere to pour over, from per- + fundere to pour]
 
per'fused
 
adj
 
per'fusion
 
n
 
per'fusionist
 
n
 
per'fusive
 
adj

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Main Entry:  perfusionist
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a medical technician responsible for blood transfusion and the heart-lung machine during cardiopulmonary surgery
Usage:  medicine
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