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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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He also predicted that the exchange mechanism would produce a distinctive pattern of sites visited by a diffusing atom, and that this pattern should be apparent in data compiled from field-ion microscope observations.
In an earlier Phase I grant with the University of Texas, Rare Earth Medical developed a catheter system that allowed the passage of a laser diffusing device to the heart and the subsequent insertion of the diffuser into the ventricle for the laser exposure.
In Ryskin's model, a diffusing particle pushes aside liquid, causing the liquid to flow out of the way.
The TheraStat product line is a family of advanced cylindrical and spherical PDT fiber optic light diffusing devices licensed to Laserscope by Rare Earth Medical under a separate strategic alliance.
The issue, says Kohlhase, is the possibility of much finer material, virtually undetectable from earth but perhaps diffusing inward from the visible arcs in concentrations sufficient to damage Voyager 2.