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catheter


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catheter  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catheter 
  n  :  a  thin  flexible  tube  inserted  into  the  body  to  permit 
  introduction  or  withdrawal  of  fluids 




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