To flush a fluid over the top of a tissue. Cf.:perfuse, perifuse.

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su·per·fuse .sü-pər-'fyüz vt, -fused; -fus·ing to maintain the metabolic or physiological activity of (as an isolated organ) by submitting to a continuous flow of a sustaining medium over the outside <the artificial cerebrospinal fluid...that superfused the isolated cortical tissue (C. D. Richards )(et al)>
su·per·fu·sion -'fyü-zhən n

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su·per·fuse (soo″pər-fūzґ) [L. superfundere to pour over] to allow a fluid to drip or flow over the surface of an organ or tissue.

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