oxygenator

noun ox·y·gen·a·tor \ ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnā-tər , äk-ˈsi-jə- \

Definition of oxygenator

: one that oxygenates; specifically : an apparatus that oxygenates the blood extracorporeally (as during open-heart surgery)

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First Known Use of oxygenator

circa 1864


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oxygenator

noun ox·y·gen·ator \ ˈäk-si-jə-ˌnāt-ər , äk-ˈsij-ə- \

medical Definition of oxygenator

: one that oxygenates; specifically : an apparatus that oxygenates the blood extracorporeally (as during open-heart surgery)

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