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ef·fuse

(ef-yūz'),
Thin and widely spread; denoting the surface character of a bacterial culture.
[L. ef-fundo, pp. -fusus; to pour out]
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effuse

(ĭ-fyo͞os′)
adj. Biology
Spreading out loosely: an effuse thallus.
v. (ĭ-fyo͞oz′) ef·fused, ef·fusing, ef·fuses
v.tr.
1. To pour out (a liquid).
2. To radiate; diffuse.
v.intr.
1. To spread or flow out.
2. To ooze forth; exude.
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effuse

(ĕ-fūs′) [L. effusio, pour out]
Thin, widely spreading; applied to a bacterial growth that forms a very delicate film over a surface.
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With the mass flow rate of the sample pile GHE of 0.27 kg/s (0.59 lb/s), the temperature response of the coil pipe wall and the circulating water entering and effusing the sample pile GHE are plotted in Figure 12.
It is her diligent adherence to these ideals, their intellectual generosity and the special capacity for readerly "effusing" on which they depend, that are the great strengths of these essays, as they are of Vendler's work as a whole.
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