perfusionist

noun
per·​fu·​sion·​ist | \ (ˌ)pər-ˈfyü-zhə-nist How to pronounce perfusionist (audio) \

Definition of perfusionist

: a certified medical technician responsible for extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood during open-heart surgery and for the operation and maintenance of equipment (such as a heart-lung machine) controlling it

Examples of perfusionist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Angela Sakal, the chief perfusionist at Saint Francis Hospital in Connecticut, told CNN. Holly Yan, CNN, 16 Oct. 2021 Daniel FitzGerald, a longtime perfusionist who operated heart-lung machines at the Brigham, said staff morale had plummeted in recent years after knowing its president worked so much on corporate boards. Liz Kowalczyk, Sarah L. Ryley, Mark Arsenault, STAT, 9 Apr. 2021 Daniel FitzGerald, a longtime perfusionist who operated heart-lung machines at the Brigham, said staff morale had plummeted in recent years after knowing its president worked so much on corporate boards. Liz Kowalczyk, Sarah L. Ryley, Mark Arsenault, STAT, 9 Apr. 2021 Daniel FitzGerald, a longtime perfusionist who operated heart-lung machines at the Brigham, said staff morale had plummeted in recent years after knowing its president worked so much on corporate boards. Liz Kowalczyk, Sarah L. Ryley, Mark Arsenault, STAT, 9 Apr. 2021 Daniel FitzGerald, a longtime perfusionist who operated heart-lung machines at the Brigham, said staff morale had plummeted in recent years after knowing its president worked so much on corporate boards. Liz Kowalczyk, Sarah L. Ryley, Mark Arsenault, STAT, 9 Apr. 2021 Czekajlo is a perfusionist, operating heart-lung machines during surgery, and worked in a COVID-19 unit. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, 30 Apr. 2021 Daniel FitzGerald, a longtime perfusionist who operated heart-lung machines at the Brigham, said staff morale had plummeted in recent years after knowing its president worked so much on corporate boards. Liz Kowalczyk, Sarah L. Ryley, Mark Arsenault, STAT, 9 Apr. 2021 Daniel FitzGerald, a longtime perfusionist who operated heart-lung machines at the Brigham, said staff morale had plummeted in recent years after knowing its president worked so much on corporate boards. Liz Kowalczyk, Sarah L. Ryley, Mark Arsenault, STAT, 9 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'perfusionist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of perfusionist

1964, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About perfusionist

Time Traveler for perfusionist

Time Traveler

The first known use of perfusionist was in 1964

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near perfusionist

perfuse

perfusionist

Perga

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for perfusionist

Last Updated

29 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Perfusionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfusionist. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for perfusionist

perfusionist

noun
per·​fu·​sion·​ist | \ pər-ˈfyüzh-(ə-)nəst How to pronounce perfusionist (audio) \

Medical Definition of perfusionist

: a certified medical technician responsible for extracorporeal oxygenation of the blood during open-heart surgery and for the operation and maintenance of equipment (as a heart-lung machine) controlling it

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!