1. Removal, by suction, of a gas or fluid from a body cavity, from unusual accumulations, or from a container.

2. The inspiratory sucking into the airways of fluid or foreign body, as of vomitus.

3. 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]

meconium aspiration