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

  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

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

Words Nearby intubation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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