Definition of pulmotor in US English:

pulmotor

noun

  • An apparatus used to provide artificial respiration by automatically inflating the lungs with air or oxygen; a portable emergency ventilator.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From German Pulmotor, blend of classical Latin pulmō lung and German Motor.

Pronunciation

pulmotor

/ˈpʊlməʊtə/