heart-lung machine

heart-lung machine
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hahrt-luhng]
    • /ˈhɑrtˈlʌŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hahrt-luhng]
    • /ˈhɑrtˈlʌŋ/

Definitions of heart-lung machine words

  • noun heart-lung machine a device through which blood is shunted temporarily for oxygenation during surgery, while the heart or a lung is being repaired. 1
  • noun heart-lung machine a machine used to maintain the circulation and oxygenation of the blood during heart surgery 0
  • noun heart-lung machine a mechanical device that pumps and oxygenates blood: it is used during open-heart surgery, lung surgery, etc. to divert the patient's blood around the heart and lungs 0
  • noun heart-lung machine The machine used in cardiopulmonary bypass to take over the function of a patient's heart and lungs during surgery. 0

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Origin of heart-lung machine

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60

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Parts of speech for Heart-lung machine


heart-lung machine popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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