extubation

[ĕk′stōō-bāshən]

n.

The removal of a tube from an organ, structure, or orifice; specifically, the removal of the tube after intubation of the larynx or trachea.

Nearby words

  1. extrude,
  2. extrusile,
  3. extrusion,
  4. extrusion press,
  5. extrusive,
  6. exuberance,
  7. exuberant,
  8. exuberate,
  9. exudate,
  10. exudation


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