- Removal, by suction, of a gas, fluid, or tissue from a body cavity or organ from unusual accumulations, or from a container.
- The inspiratory sucking into the airways of fluid or any foreign material, especially gastric contents or food.
- A surgical technique for cataract, requiring a small corneal incision, severance of the lens capsule, fragmentation of the lens material, and removal with a needle.
[L. aspiratio, fr. aspiro, to breathe on]
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