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heart-lung machine

[hahrt-luhng] /ˈhɑrtˈlʌŋ/
noun
1.
a device through which blood is shunted temporarily for oxygenation during surgery, while the heart or a lung is being repaired.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for heart lung machine

heart-lung machine

noun
1.
a machine used to maintain the circulation and oxygenation of the blood during heart surgery
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heart lung machine in Medicine

heart-lung machine n.
An apparatus through which the blood is temporarily diverted, especially during heart surgery, to oxygenate it and pump it throughout the body.

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heart lung machine in Science
heart-lung machine  
An apparatus through which blood is temporarily diverted, especially during heart surgery, in order to oxygenate and pump it, thus maintaining circulation.
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