insufflation

noun
in·​suf·​fla·​tion | \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən How to pronounce insufflation (audio) , in-ˌsə-ˈflā- \

Definition of insufflation

: an act or the action of blowing on, into, or in: such as
a : a Christian ceremonial rite of exorcism performed by breathing on a person
b medicine : the act of blowing something (such as a drug in powdered form) into a body cavity specifically : the introduction of a flow of gas into a body cavity abdominal insufflation with carbon dioxide

Other Words from insufflation

insufflate \ ˈin(t)-​sə-​ˌflāt How to pronounce insufflation (audio) , in-​ˈsə-​ˌflāt \ transitive verb
insufflator \ ˈin(t)-​sə-​ˌflā-​tər How to pronounce insufflation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of insufflation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for insufflation

Middle English insufflacion, from Late Latin insufflation-, insufflatio, from insufflare to blow upon, from Latin in- + sufflare to inflate, from sub- + flare to blow — more at blow

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“Insufflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insufflation. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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insufflation

noun
in·​suf·​fla·​tion | \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən, in-ˌsəf-ˈlā- How to pronounce insufflation (audio) \

Medical Definition of insufflation

: the act of blowing something (as a drug in powdered form) into a body cavity specifically : the introduction of a flow of gas into a body cavity oxygen for tracheal gas insufflation abdominal insufflation with carbon dioxide

Other Words from insufflation

insufflate \ ˈin(t)-​sə-​ˌflāt How to pronounce insufflation (audio) , in-​ˈsəf-​ˌlāt How to pronounce insufflation (audio) \ transitive verb

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