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Medical Term:

vaporizer

Pronunciation: va'por-iz'er

Definition:

  1. An apparatus for reducing medicated liquids to a state of vapor suitable for inhalation or application to accessible mucous membranes.
  2. A device for volatizing liquid anesthetics.

See Also: nebulizer, atomizer

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