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feeding tube

noun

Definition of FEEDING TUBE

:  a flexible tube passed into the stomach for introducing fluids and liquid food into the stomach

First Known Use of FEEDING TUBE

1882

feeding tube

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FEEDING TUBE

:  a flexible tube (as of polyurethane or silicone) passed into the stomach (as by way of the nasal passages or through a surgical opening in the abdominal wall) for introducing fluids and liquid food into the stomach

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