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Meaning of CATHETER

Pronunciation:  'kathitur

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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
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