exudate

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Noun[edit]

exudate (plural exudates)

  1. A fluid that has exuded from somewhere; especially one that has exuded from a pore of an animal or plant.
    • 1861 Stephen Jennings Goodfellow - Lectures on the Diseases of the Kidney, Generally Known as Brights Disease, and Dropsy
      The whitish lines of exudate seem at times to penetrate even between the straight tubes . . .
    • 2005 Selma Tibi - The Medicinal Use of Opium in Ninth-century Baghdad
      When this is done, one should leave the poppy for some time, then return to it and gather any further exudate.

Verb[edit]

exudate (third-person singular simple present exudates, present participle exudating, simple past and past participle exudated)

  1. (obsolete) To exude.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)