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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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