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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: in'tu-ba'shun

Definition: Insertion of a tubular device into a canal, hollow organ, or cavity; specifically, passage of an orotracheal or nasotracheal tube for anesthesia or for control of pulmonary ventilation.

[L. in, in, + tuba, tube]

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