pump-oxygenator

[ pŭmp-ŏksĭ-jə-nā′tər ]

n.

A mechanical device that can substitute for both the heart and lungs during open-heart surgery.

Nearby words

  1. pump priming,
  2. pump room,
  3. pump up,
  4. pump-action,
  5. pump-and-dump,
  6. pumped storage,
  7. pumper,
  8. pumpernickel,
  9. pumping,
  10. pumpkin


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.