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permeate

 [per´me-āt″]
1. to penetrate or pass through, as through a filter.
2. the constituents of a solution or suspension that pass through a filter.

per·me·ate

(per'mē-āt),
1. To pass through a membrane or other structure, typically by diffusion.
2. That which can so pass.
[L. permeo, to pass through]

permeate

/per·me·ate/ (-āt″)
1. to penetrate or pass through, as through a filter.
2. the constituents of a solution or suspension that pass through a filter.

permeate

(pûr′mē-āt′)
v. perme·ated, perme·ating, perme·ates
v.tr.
1. To pass through the openings or interstices of: liquid permeating a membrane.
2. To spread or flow throughout; pervade: "Our thinking is permeated by our historical myths" (Freeman J. Dyson).
v.intr.
To spread through or penetrate something.

per′me·ant (-ənt), per′me·a′tive (-ā′tĭv) adj.
per′me·a′tion n.

per·me·ate

(pĕr'mē-āt, -ăt)
1. To pass through a membrane or other structure.
2. That which can so pass.
[L. permeo, to pass through]

permeate

1. to penetrate or pass through, as through a filter.
2. the constituents of a solution or suspension that pass through a filter.
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Plain radiographs usually demonstrate a permeative or moth-eaten pattern of bone destruction although geographic patterns have been reported mostly in association with low grade, less aggressive lesions.
Multiple myeloma is a diffuse, permeative malignancy found in adults over the age of 35 to 40 yrs.
On conventional x-rays, primary lymphomas are lytic radiolucent lesions with a moth-eaten or permeative destructive pattern.
Analysis of an additional 55 cases for features typical of aggressive osteoblastoma, including epithelioid osteoblasts, lacelike osteoid, and a permeative growth pattern, also found no predictive value for any of the histologic features.
The classic radiographic features of ES--namely, lytic permeative destruction, aggressive periosteal reaction, cortical violation, and a soft tissue mass--are also typically present in lesions of the hands.
On radiography, chondrosarcoma is a radiolucent lesion with permeative borders, which often exhibit fluffy/flocculent calcifications, endosteal scalloping, and periosteal reaction.