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diffuse

 
1. (dĭ-fūs´) not definitely limited or localized.
2. (dĭ-fūz´) to pass through or to spread widely through a tissue or substance.

dif·fuse

1. To disseminate; to spread about.
2. Disseminated; spread about; not restricted.
[L. dif-fundo, pp. -fusus, to pour in different directions]

diffuse

/dif·fuse/
1. (dĭ-fūs´) not definitely limited or localized.
2. (dĭ-fūz´) to pass through or to spread widely through a tissue or substance.

diffuse

[difyo̅o̅z′]
Etymology: L, diffundere, to spread out
becoming widely spread, such as through a membrane or fluid.

dif·fuse

(di-fyūz, di-fyūs)
1. To disseminate; to spread about.
2. Disseminated; spread about; not restricted.
[L. dif-fundo, pp. -fusus, to pour in different directions]

diffuse

spread-out; non-compact, non-circumscribed

diffuse

1. not definitely limited or localized.
2. to pass through or to spread widely through a tissue or substance.

diffuse intravascular coagulation
see disseminated intravascular coagulation.
diffuse placentation
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His group discovered two such mobile signposts, called netrins, that diffuse from target cells.
Farmer further speculates that a plant under attach might covert jasmonic acid to the more volatile methyl jasmonate, which could diffuse into the surrounding air.
The researchers believe that the rate at which hydroquinones diffuse into the soil away from the sorghum root, along with the rate at which the oxygen-hydroquinone reaction takes place, defines a specific zone--around 5 mm from the sorghum root--that contains sufficient hydroquinone levels to germinate Striga.
As expected, the retinoic acid concentrations were highest along the back margin and lowest along the front margin, supporting the researchers' supposition that retinoic acid is produced in the posterior part of the limb bud and diffuses from there.
However, as body-glucose levels rise, signaling a need for more insulin, some of this glucose diffuses into the implant, through its outer polymer membrane.