cannula

noun
can·​nu·​la | \ ˈkan-yə-lə How to pronounce cannula (audio) \
plural cannulas or cannulae\ ˈkan-​yə-​ˌlē How to pronounce cannulae (audio) , -​ˌlī \

Definition of cannula

: a small tube for insertion into a body cavity or into a duct or vessel

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After being taken off life support, Phoenix breathes with the help of a nasal cannula that provides supplemental oxygen. Scottie Andrew And Pete Burn, CNN, "A Maryland baby taken off life support was not expected to survive. Now she's about to have her first birthday.," 11 Aug. 2019 According to the Tribune, the lawsuit alleges after the surgery was over, the tube and needle – or cannula – connected to Brockbank's neck remained. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "A Utah woman died after blood drained into garbage can after surgery. Her family is suing the hospital, reports say," 22 July 2019 The needle pulls out and leaves behind a small plastic cannula held in place with a circle of adhesive tape attached to tubing that runs to my pump. Sue Campbell, Good Housekeeping, "Why Wearing a Bikini Will Help Me Feel Better About Having Diabetes," 7 Mar. 2016 During the procedure, surgeons use a metal rod called a cannula to suction fat through a surgical incision, plunging the instrument in and out of the patient’s body. Sarah Blaskey, Sonia Osorio And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "She dreamed of getting plastic surgery in Miami. Three days later, she was dead.," 13 June 2018 During the procedure, surgeons use a metal rod called a cannula to suction fat through a surgical incision, plunging the instrument in and out of the patient’s body. Sarah Blaskey, Sonia Osorio And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "She dreamed of getting plastic surgery in Miami. Three days later, she was dead.," 13 June 2018 During the procedure, surgeons use a metal rod called a cannula to suction fat through a surgical incision, plunging the instrument in and out of the patient’s body. Sarah Blaskey, Sonia Osorio And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "She dreamed of getting plastic surgery in Miami. Three days later, she was dead.," 13 June 2018 During the procedure, surgeons use a metal rod called a cannula to suction fat through a surgical incision, plunging the instrument in and out of the patient’s body. Sarah Blaskey, Sonia Osorio And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "She dreamed of getting plastic surgery in Miami. Three days later, she was dead.," 13 June 2018 During the procedure, surgeons use a metal rod called a cannula to suction fat through a surgical incision, plunging the instrument in and out of the patient’s body. Sarah Blaskey, Sonia Osorio And Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "She dreamed of getting plastic surgery in Miami. Three days later, she was dead.," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of cannula

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannula

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of canna reed — more at cane

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cannula

noun
can·​nu·​la
variants: also canula \ ˈkan-​yə-​lə How to pronounce canula (audio) \
plural cannulas or cannulae\ -​ˌlē, -​ˌlī How to pronounce cannulae (audio) \

Medical Definition of cannula

: a small tube for insertion into a body cavity, duct, or vessel

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