Pertusion Per*tu"sion, n. [L. pertusio.] The act of punching or piercing with a pointed instrument; as, pertusion of a vein. [R.] --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. A punched hole; a perforation. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • pertusion — / tūˈzhən/ noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pertuse …   Useful english dictionary

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