catheter

noun cath·e·ter \ ˈka-thə-tər , ˈkath-tər \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of catheter

:a tubular medical device for insertion into canals, vessels, passageways, or body cavities usually to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to keep a passage open — compare balloon catheter

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Origin and Etymology of catheter

Late Latin, from Greek kathetēr, from kathienai to send down, from kata- cata- + hienai to send — more at jet


CATHETER Defined for English Language Learners

catheter

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Definition of catheter for English Language Learners

  • medical : a thin tube that is put into the body to remove or inject a liquid or to keep a passage open


Medical Dictionary

catheter

noun cath·e·ter \ ˈkath-ət-ər, ˈkath-tər \

medical Definition of catheter

:a tubular medical device for insertion into canals, vessels, passageways, or body cavities for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes (as to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to keep a passage open)


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