Definition of exudate in English:

exudate

noun

  • 1Medicine
    A mass of cells and fluid that has seeped out of blood vessels or an organ, especially in inflammation.

    • ‘More severe inflammation of the mucosa is readily evident as erythema, intramucosal hemorrhage, exudate, or ulceration.’
    • ‘Histologically, no cardial brain abscesses show purulent exudate surrounded by variable amounts of fibrosis.’
    • ‘To be included in the analysis, patients had to have at least three of the following conditions concomitantly: fever, tonsillar exudate, tender anterior cervical lymph nodes and absence of cough.’
    • ‘A similar reaction was present in the left ovary surrounding an abscess cavity containing purulent exudate and surrounded by dense fibrosis and chronic inflammation.’
    • ‘Swabs of wound exudate are self-descriptive and are usually taken before cleansing the wound.’
    ooze, trickle, exude, drip, dribble, flow, issue, discharge, excrete, escape, leak, drain, bleed, sweat, well, leach, filter, percolate, permeate, soak
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  • 2Botany Entomology
    A substance secreted by a plant or insect.

    • ‘Cytokinins were analysed in leaf extracts, leaf phloem exudate and in the shoot apical meristem at different times during floral transition.’
    • ‘Independently, root pressure xylem exudate from detopped stem bases was also collected at the time of harvest.’
    • ‘Moreover, the composition of exudates produced by glandular trichomes may change with leaf age.’
    • ‘Alkaline phosphatase is not at all, or only in small amounts present in root exudates of vascular plants.’
    • ‘The chemical properties of plant litter and exudates strongly influence many chemical properties of soils that are critical to ecosystem functioning.’
    emission, secretion, excretion, effusion
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Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin exsudat- ‘exuded’, from the verb exsudare.

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