Definition of insufflator in US English:

insufflator

noun

  • 1A device for blowing powder on to a surface in order to make fingerprints visible.

    • ‘I'm sure you'd be horribly disappointed if they didn't clutter this room up with insufflators and tripods and what not.’
  • 2An instrument for medical insufflation.

    • ‘At Sarasota Memorial, the robot is as common to a general surgery laparoscopy as the insufflator or electro-surgical unit.’
    • ‘The laparoscopic system required during surgery includes a television monitor, computer chip camera, light source, insufflator, pressure monitor, and video recording equipment.’
    • ‘The surgeon deflates the abdomen by turning off the insufflator, opening the trocar ports, and suctioning the abdominal cavity.’
    • ‘Insufflator pressures should be monitored throughout the procedure, and the insufflator tubing should be disconnected from the trocar cannula before personnel deactivate the insufflator.’
    • ‘When a rapid insufflator failed to deliver adequate gas volumes, the RNFA identified the problem, contacted the appropriate vendor, and quickly arranged for loaned equipment until the device could be repaired.’

Pronunciation

insufflator

/ˈinsəˌflādər//ˈɪnsəˌfleɪdər/