cath

abbreviation

Definition of cath


cath-

Definition of cath-

— see cata-

Medical Dictionary

1

cath

noun \ ˈkath \

medical Definition of cath

:catheterization; especially :cardiac catheterization
  • A routine catheterization takes no more than an hour. Allowing for preparation and cleanup time, that means four or five low-risk caths could easily be done each day.
  • —David GuoThe Pittsburgh Post-Gazette16 Aug. 1993
often used before another noun
  • a cath lab

2

cath

transitive verb

medical Definition of cath

:to insert a catheter into :subject to catheterization
  • … the nurse soon returned and said she had tried to cath the woman but couldn't find her urethra …
  • —Charles Hagen, in Emergency!: True Stories from the Nation's ERs1996

cath

abbreviation

medical Definition of cath


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cath? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!