aspirator

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noun as·pi·ra·tor \ˈas-pə-ˌrā-tər\

Definition of aspirator

  1. :  an apparatus for producing suction or moving or collecting materials by suction; especially :  a hollow tubular instrument connected with a partial vacuum and used to remove fluid or tissue or foreign bodies from the body

1800

First Known Use of aspirator

1800


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aspirator

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noun as·pi·ra·tor \ˈas-pə-ˌrāt-ər\

Medical Definition of aspirator

  1. :  an apparatus for producing suction or moving or collecting materials by suction; especially :  a hollow tubular instrument connected with a partial vacuum and used to remove fluid or tissue or foreign bodies from the body

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