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  • n. The continuous flowing of a sustaining fluid over the outside of an isolated organ

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of superfusing or the state of being superfused. Specifically: The state of being poured out or spread over.
  • n. The state of being heated above the fusing-point.
  • n. In physical chemistry, the state of a liquid which does not solidify, although cooled below the temperature at which the liquid and its solid phase are in equilibrium. An example is the cooling of water below the freezing-point without; the formation of ice. See supersaturated solution. Also surfusion.


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  • All of them together led to a superfusion that turned the two economies into one unit.


  • The events of 2008 did not highlight the perils of the superfusion of China and America; it proved how invaluable the relationship had become.


  • Because companies have been the most obvious beneficiaries of this superfusion, it has been easy to portray this emerging system as simply one more example of the way that capitalism and corporations satisfy the interests of the few and fail to enrich the many.


  • They are the superpowers of the global economic system, and their fusion is therefore a superfusion.


  • And because Avon was one aspect of the superfusion of China and America, its evolution has wider ramifications.


  • It was here that I developed, together with my group, the cascade superfusion bioassay technique for measurement of, dynamically and instantaneously, the release and fate of vasoactive hormones in the circulation or in the perfusion fluid of isolated organs.

    John R. Vane - Autobiography

  • A specimen of black or rather dark gray phosphorus, which the author submitted to the Academy, became white if melted and remained white if suddenly cooled, but if allowed to enter into a state of superfusion it became again black on contact with either white or black phosphorus.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 360, November 25, 1882

  • A, time course of an experiment where the superfusion of a sagittal brain slice with 10 nM ghrelin increased, in a reversible manner, the rate of spontaneous action potentials of a GHRH neuron (individual traces shown on the top).

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • For whole cell recording, slices were placed in a modified superfusion chamber (Warner Instruments, Hamden CT) mounted on the stage of an Olympus BX50WI microscope (Olympus Canada, Markham ON).

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • "Chimerica" - like notion of "superfusion" between the U.S. and Chinese economies.

    Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog


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