exudation :

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  • n  a substance that oozes out from plant pores
  • n  the process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes

  • After feeding on the sap of certain cultivated Oriental trees, the insects coat the tree twigs with an exudation called "lac" (from the Sanskrit word laksha, meaning 100,000 .
  • In severe burns, the body loses large amounts of nitrogen, in the urine and by exudation from the burned body surface.
  • Sometimes infection inflames the lining of a pleural cavity, causes an exudation which fills the cavity and leaves no space for the lung to expand.

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