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Meaning of CATHETER

Pronunciation:  'kathitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
 

CATHETER is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: endotracheal tube, tube, tubing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cath"e*ter\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? a thing let down or put
in, catheter, fr. ? to send down, to let down; ? + ? to
send.] (Med.)
The name of various instruments for passing along mucous
canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be introduced
into the bladder through the urethra to draw off the urine.

{Eustachian catheter}. See under {Eustachian}.

{Prostatic catheter}, one adapted for passing an enlarged
   prostate.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: a flexible tube used to drain fluid from or inject fluid into the body. The most common catheter is the Foley catheter, used to drain urine from the bladder.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A flexible tube used for draining fluids from or injecting fluids into the body.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adjutage, drainpipe, efflux tube, fire hose, flue pipe, funnel, garden hose, gas pipe, hose, hosepipe, nipple, organ pipe, pipe, pipeline, pipette, piping, reed, reed pipe, siamese, siamese connection, siphon, snorkel, soil pipe, standpipe, steam pipe, stem, straw, tap, tube, tubing, tubulation, tubule, tubulet, tubulure, waste pipe, water pipe
 

 

 

 

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