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infiltrate

 [in-fil´trāt]
1. to penetrate the interstices of a tissue or substance.
2. material so deposited; called also infiltration.
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in·fil·trate

(in'fil-trāt, in-fil'trāt),
1. To perform or undergo infiltration.
2. Synonym(s): infiltration (2)
3. A cellular infiltration (1) in the lung as inferred from appearance of a localized, ill-defined opacity on a chest radiograph; commonly used to describe a shadow on a radiograph.
[L. in + Mediev. L. filtro, pp. -atus, to strain through felt, fr. filtrum, felt]
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infiltrate

(ĭn-fĭl′trāt′, ĭn′fĭl-)
v. infil·trated, infil·trating, infil·trates
v.tr.
1.
a. To pass (troops, for example) surreptitiously into enemy-held territory.
b. To penetrate with hostile intent: infiltrate enemy lines; terrorists that had infiltrated the country.
2. To enter or take up positions in gradually or surreptitiously, as for purposes of espionage or takeover: infiltrated key government agencies with spies.
3. To cause (a liquid, for example) to permeate a substance by passing through its interstices or pores.
4. To permeate (a porous substance) with a liquid or gas.
v.intr.
To gain entrance gradually or surreptitiously.
n.
One that infiltrates, especially an abnormal substance that accumulates gradually in cells or body tissues.

in·fil′tra·tive (-trə-tĭv) adj.
in·fil′tra·tor n.
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infiltrate

noun Infectious disease A collection of fluid and cells seen on a CXR in various form of lung inflamation. See Fluffy infiltrate MedtalkA collection of fluid and cells seen on a plain film that corresponds to locoregional extension of cancer.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·fil·trate

(in'fil-trāt)
1. To perform or undergo infiltration.
2. Synonym(s): infiltration (2) .
3. Infiltration (1) in the lung as inferred from appearance of a localized, ill-defined opacity on a chest radiograph.
[L. in + Mediev. L. filtro, pp. -atus, to strain through felt, fr. filtrum, felt]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Infiltrate

A collection of cells not usually present in that area. In the cornea, infiltrates may be a collection of white blood cells.
Mentioned in: Keratitis, Stomach Cancer
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·fil·trate

(in'fil-trāt)
To perform or undergo infiltration.
[L. in + Mediev. L. filtro, pp. -atus, to strain through felt, fr. filtrum, felt]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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