insufflation

noun
in·​suf·​fla·​tion | \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən, 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 , in-​ˈsə-​ˌflāt \ transitive verb
insufflator \ ˈin(t)-​sə-​ˌflā-​tər \ 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

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

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 , in-​ˈsəf-​ˌlāt \ transitive verb

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