What does infiltrative mean?

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Amyloidosis and other infiltrative diseases, including sarcoidosis and haemochromatosis, can cause a restrictive syndrome.
On microscopy, sections showed interlacing fascicles of spindled cells with diffuse pleomorphism, increased mitotic activity, and a focally infiltrative border.
The tumor typically shows features of angiosarcoma including vasoformative architecture with hobnailed appearance and it has infiltrative margins.
The small intestine had a 1.7-cm, firm mural nodule with intact mucosa but showed infiltrative growth into the mesenteric fat.
The infiltrative nature of the mass suggested malignancy, and ductal resection was deemed necessary for adequate margins.
In infiltrative diseases or other causes of chronic splenomegaly the spleen is very firm, often approaching the hardness of the cirrhotic liver.

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