Definition of heart-lung machine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


heart-lung machine

BrE BrE//ˌhɑːt ˈlʌŋ məʃiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrt ˈlʌŋ məʃiːn//
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a machine that replaces the functions of the heart and lungs, for example during a medical operation on the heart
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heart-lung machine