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diffuse (something) through (something)

To scatter or spread through a particular place or thing. Is there something I can use to diffuse the sunlight through this area for the photo? A second air conditioner should help to diffuse cold air throughout the entire house.
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diffuse something through something (else)

to distribute or scatter something through something else. The chemical process diffused the purple color through the liquid. Let us try to diffuse the medication through the bloodstream as rapidly as possible.
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diffuse through something

to spread or scatter through something. The smell diffused through the office through the ventilating system. The dye diffused through the water rapidly.
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GFAP was diffusely immunoreactive, with increased staining of the glial processes extending toward the vessels (pseudorosettes) (Figure 5, C).
Ten-year expe-rience of coronary endartectomy for the diffusely diseased left anterior descending artery.
If the tumors were diffusely distributed throughout the liver, surgical resection was not possible; liver transplantation becomes the only surgical option.
IHC analysis revealed that TTF-1 and napsin A were completely negative, whereas p40 and CK5/6 were diffusely and strongly positive.
An MRI of the abdomen with contrast showed diffusely thickened gallbladder wall measuring up to 12 mm with intramural increased signal intensity on T2 weighted images.
(b) Enlargement and nodularity of the uterus are seen, worrisome for diffusely infiltrative carcinoma.
Antibody Carcinoma component Sarcomatoid component CK 7 Diffusely positive, Weak, focal positive strong intensity CK 20 Focally positive, Negative strong intensity p53 Focally positive, Negative strong intensity P63 Diffusely positive, Negative strong intensity GATA-3 Diffusely positive, Weak, focal positive strong intensity Vimentin Negative Diffusely positive, strong intensity Desmin Negative Negative Smooth muscle action Negative Negative
Crepitus could be felt diffusely on her right and left flanks and the periumbilical and epigastric regions upon palpation.
The c-kit should be diffusely positive in both oncocytomas and chromophobe renal cell carcinomas, can be positive in unclassified oncocytic renal cell carcinomas, and is usually negative in all other types of renal cell carcinomas.
It recognises layers of snow of up to 15 metres on natural, diffusely reflective surfaces.
A 3-month-old boy presents to his physician for evaluation of a diffusely itchy rash.
On physical examination, he had a coarse facies, slight prognathism, facial trichilemmomas, abdominal keratoses, and an irregular, elastic, and diffusely enlarged thyroid gland (Figures 1 and 2).
In middle lung field vesicular sounds were diffusely quiet (despite obvious severe dyspnea of animal), but bronchial sounds at shoulder joint region were profound bilaterally (bronchial tones are always indicative of consolidation in ventral lung field).
The RCA was diffusely diseased with stenosis extending from the distal RCA to the ostium (Figure 2(a)).
CT thorax (Figure 2) revealed diffusely enlarged esophagus with hyperdense material noted in the distal esophagus, fundus of the stomach, concerning for hemorrhage into the stomach.