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apparatus (s) (noun), apparatuses (pl)
1. The machines, tools, and equipment or machinery designed to serve a specific function for technical or scientific applications or that which is needed for a particular activity or purpose; for example, an X-ray apparatus.

A full collection or set of implements, or utensils, for a given duty, experimental or operative; any complex instrument or appliance, mechanical or chemical, for a specific action or operation; machinery; mechanism.

2. The complex structure of a particular organization or system or method by which an organization is operated or maintained; such as, an apparatus of government.
3. A group or system of body organs that collectively perform a specific function or process; such as, the respiratory apparatus, the digestive apparatus, or the vestibular apparatus (structures of the inner ear concerned with stimuli of equilibrium, including the semicircular canals, saccule, and utricle).
4. Etymology: from Latin apparatus, "tools, implements, equipment; preparation, a preparing" or "equipment which has been prepared for a particular use" or "purpose"; from the past participle stem of apparare "to prepare"; from ad-, "to" + parare, "to make ready".
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(Latin: a suffix; a person who, a place where, a thing which, or pertaining to; connected with; having the character of; apparatus)
(Greek makhana, machana > Latin machina: machine, device, tool; an apparatus for applying mechanical power to do work; mekhanikos > machynen, decide a course of action, contrive, plot contrivance; a machine or the workings of machines)
(Greek: a suffix referring to a device, tool, or instrument; more generally, used in the names of any kind of chamber or apparatus used in experiments)
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absorption apparatus (s) (noun), absorption apparatuses (pl)
A device, used in measuring gases, that absorbs a gas or some constituent from a mixture and estimates the quantity either from properties of the absorbed material or from the reduced residual volume remaining after absorption: "Mr. Dillman studied the operations manual of the absorption apparatus for three days before he conceded defeat."
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acoustic apparatus (s) (noun); acoustic apparatuses (pl)
The numerous body organs and structures consisting of hearing; especially, the various parts of the ear: As future ear, eye, nose and throat specialists, some of the medical students found the acoustic apparatus to be the most difficult to master.
apparatus digestorius, digestive apparatus, systema digestorium, digestive organs, digestive system, alimentary system
The mouth, pharynx, and alimentary tract and their associated glands and organs; which are concerned with digestion, absorption, and excretion of food products: Suffering from constant digestive problems, Sid finally had a thorough series of medical tests on his apparatus digestorius.
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apparatus respiratorius, respiratory apparatus, system respiratorium, respiratory system, respiratory tract
An interconnected series of air passages, cavernous organs, and cells that permit the introduction of oxygen, the exchange of gases, and the removal of carbon dioxide from the body as well as, in humans, the production of seech.

The anatomical components involved include the external nose and nasal cavity, the oral cavity and pharynx, paranasal sinuses, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, and thoracic cavity; as well as, the muscles related to their activities or functions.

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electrophoresis apparatus
A device for causing migration of charged particles (ions) in solution in an electric field.

The various types include paper, cascading electrodes, high voltage, gel, etc.

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electrotherapy apparatus
Equipment for applying electric current to the body for massage or heat treatment.
inhalation anesthesia apparatus
Any device or equipment which is used to induce general anesthesia; such as, an anesthesia machine, a full-face mask, a respiratory airway, an endotracheal tube, or a mechanical ventilator.
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inhalation therapy apparatus
Any instrument that is utilized to improve the pulmonary (lung) function; such as, a full-face mask, an endotracheal airway, a mechanical ventilator, or anything which supplies oxygen.
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lacrimal apparatus
The mechanism for secreting tears and draining them into the nasal cavity, consisting of the lacrimal gland, lake, puncta, canaliculi, sac, and the nasolacrimal duct.
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locomotor apparatus
The structures that permit movements of the body and its parts; such as, the skeleton, articulations, and muscles.
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masticating apparatus, masticatory apparatus, stomatognathic system, masticatory system organs of mastication
All of the structures involved in mastication, including the teeth, jaws, temporomandibular joint (jaw joint formed by the mandible [lower jaw bone] moving against the temporal [temple and side] bone of the skull), muscles of mastication, tongue, and the associated nervous system.
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sound-conducting apparatus
The various parts of the external and middle ear whch collect and conduct sound waves to the inner ear.
sound-perceiving apparatus
1. The many interrelated components concerned with the perception of sound; including by implication, the sound-conducting apparatus.
2. The inner ear and its central connections.
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stereotaxic apparatus
An instrument used for the precise placement of devices into the brain for purposes of recording, stimulation, injection, or destruction of certain parts.
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vocal apparatus
In humans, the structures within the respiratory apparatus, particularly the components of the larynx, that are concerned specifically with phonation, or the production of speech.
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accelerometer apparatus
A device which is either mechanical or electromechanical, for measuring acceleration or deceleration; that is, the rate of increase or of decrease in the velocity of a moving object.
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