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insufflate

Pronunciation: in-suf'lat

Definition: To deliver air or gas under pressure to a cavity or chamber of the body; for instance, injection of carbon dioxide into the peritoneum to achieve pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopy and laparoscopic surgery.

[L. in-sufflo, to blow on or into]

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