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as·pi·ra·tor

 (ăs′pə-rā′tər)
n.
1. A device for removing liquids or gases by suction, especially an instrument that uses suction to remove substances, such as mucus or serum, from a body cavity.
2. A suction pump used to create a partial vacuum.

aspirator

(ˈæspɪˌreɪtə)
n
(General Engineering) a device employing suction, such as a jet pump or one for removing fluids from a body cavity

as•pi•ra•tor

(ˈæs pəˌreɪ tər)

n.
1. an apparatus employing suction.
2. a suction pump that operates by the pressure differential created by the high-speed flow of a fluid past an intake orifice.
3. a suction instrument used in aspirating fluids from the body.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.aspirator - a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquidaspirator - a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquid
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
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The surgical team also used ultrasonic aspirator technology, which enabled analyzing the tissues of the brain with utmost accuracy.
Under the supply agreement, Synergetics USA will supply its disposable aspirator instrument tips and certain other consumable products to Stryker for use with the latter's ultrasonic aspirator console and handpieces.
INTRODUCTION: OBJECTIVE: To highlight the pattern of clinical presentation and surgical outcome of Vestibular Schwannomas [VS] in our institutional experience with particular emphasis on extent of tumour removal, postoperative Facial Nerve outcome and postoperative complications in the background of multisurgeon teaching hospital [with various levels of learning curve] and a resource constrained setup [unavailability of ultrasonic aspirator and intraoperative cranial nerve monitoring].
Stryker's strong cash position has enabled the firm to go on a virtual spending spree over the last 18 months, gobbling up the likes of the Sonopet Ultrasonic Aspirator from Mutoh Co.
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Supply of fungible material for ultrasonic aspirator for the University Hospital 12 de Octubre.
In addition, the agreement provides for Synergetics to supply disposable ultrasonic instrument tips and certain other consumable products used in conjunction with the Sonopet/Omni[R] ultrasonic aspirator console and handpieces; and pursue certain development projects for new products associated with Stryker's intraoperative ultrasound products.