n. air tank containing compressed air for use in the event of suffocation

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  • aérophore — ⇒AÉROPHORE, adj. et subst. masc. I. BOT., ZOOL., adj. [En parlant de vaisseaux, de trachées] Qui transporte de l air. II. TECHNOL., subst. masc. Appareil qui sert à renouveler l air dans les milieux viciés : • [En utilisant] des pressions… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • aerophore — [er′ə fôr΄] n. [ AERO + PHORE] 1. a device for supplying air to the lungs in case of oxygen shortage 2. an apparatus that cleans air to be breathed again, used as by firefighters …   English World dictionary

  • aérophore — (a é ro for ) adj. Qui porte l air.    Le même que aérifère. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Termes grecs signifiant air et qui porte. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    AÉROPHORE. Ajoutez :    S. m. Engin qui porte l air dans les mines, dans les cloches à plongeur,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • aerophore — n. [Gr. aer, air; phorein, to bear] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In caterpillars, a hollow hair on the body containing liquid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aerophore — /air euh fawr , fohr /, n. a portable device filled with compressed air and used in cases of asphyxia or the like. [1875 80; AERO + PHORE] * * * …   Universalium

  • aerophore — aero·phore …   English syllables

  • aerophore — aer•o•phore [[t]ˈɛər əˌfɔr, ˌfoʊr[/t]] n. med a portable breathing apparatus filled with compressed air • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • aerophore —   n. apparatus for inflating lungs, especially of still born child …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aerophore — noun see aerophor …   Useful english dictionary

  • aerofor — AEROFÓR, aerofoare, s.n. Aparat care furnizează aerul1 necesar scafandrilor în timpul şederii lor sub apă. [pr.: a e ] – Din fr. aérophore. Trimis de ana zecheru, 18.08.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  aerofór s. n., pl. aerofoáre Trimis de siveco,… …   Dicționar Român

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