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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A medical instrument for separating substances in solution by unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes.

Usage examples (9)
  • The filter is called a dialyzer or "artificial kidney."
  • During dialysis, the patient's blood is cleansed by running it through tubes and a device called a dialyzer.
  • The blood moves across membranes in the dialyzer that filter out waste.
  • Hemodialysis - blood is pumped out of the patient's body and goes through a dialyzer (an artificial kidney). for more
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