di·​a·​lyz·​er ˈdī-ə-ˌlī-zər How to pronounce dialyzer (audio)
: an apparatus in which dialysis is carried out

Examples of dialyzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It would be filtered in a dialyzer, which performed the role his failing kidneys could no longer fulfill. Alice Li, Washington Post, 14 June 2023 Baxter makes dialyzers, used for people with end-stage renal disease to filter fluids and wastes through dialysis. William Thornton, AL.com, 29 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dialyzer was in 1861

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“Dialyzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialyzer. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or British dialyser
: an apparatus in which dialysis is carried out consisting essentially of one or more containers for liquids separated into compartments by membranes
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