Definition of insufflator in English:

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insufflator

Pronunciation: /ˈinsəˌflādər/

noun

1A device for blowing powder onto a surface in order to make fingerprints visible.
Example sentences
  • I'm sure you'd be horribly disappointed if they didn't clutter this room up with insufflators and tripods and what not.
2An instrument for medical insufflation.
Example sentences
  • At Sarasota Memorial, the robot is as common to a general surgery laparoscopy as the insufflator or electro-surgical unit.
  • Insufflator pressures should be monitored throughout the procedure, and the insufflator tubing should be disconnected from the trocar cannula before personnel deactivate the insufflator.
  • The surgeon deflates the abdomen by turning off the insufflator, opening the trocar ports, and suctioning the abdominal cavity.

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Syllabification: in·suf·fla·tor

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