intubation

[ in-too-bey-shuhn, -tyoo- ]

nounMedicine/Medical.
  1. the act or procedure of inserting a tube into the trachea, digestive tract, etc.: In some situations an emergency intubation may be performed and the patient may be connected to a breathing apparatus.

Origin of intubation

1
First recorded in 1880–85; intub(ate) + -ation

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