feeding tube

noun

Definition of feeding tube

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

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During a recent tour of the Hudson Valley nursery, the feeding areas and the slaughterhouse for foie gras ducks, short feeding tubes made of pliable plastic were used. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, "Can New York City Live Without Foie Gras? We May Soon Find Out," 22 Aug. 2019 With the blender running at the highest speed, drizzle the olive oil through the feed tube until emulsified. Joe Yonan, Twin Cities, "This pantry-friendly white gazpacho deserves to be as famous as its red cousin," 1 Aug. 2019 With the blender running at the highest speed, drizzle the olive oil through the feed tube until emulsified. Joe Yonan, Twin Cities, "This pantry-friendly white gazpacho deserves to be as famous as its red cousin," 1 Aug. 2019 With the blender running at the highest speed, drizzle the olive oil through the feed tube until emulsified. Joe Yonan, Twin Cities, "This pantry-friendly white gazpacho deserves to be as famous as its red cousin," 1 Aug. 2019 With the blender running at the highest speed, drizzle the olive oil through the feed tube until emulsified. Joe Yonan, Twin Cities, "This pantry-friendly white gazpacho deserves to be as famous as its red cousin," 1 Aug. 2019 With the blender running at the highest speed, drizzle the olive oil through the feed tube until emulsified. Joe Yonan, Twin Cities, "This pantry-friendly white gazpacho deserves to be as famous as its red cousin," 1 Aug. 2019 With the blender running at the highest speed, drizzle the olive oil through the feed tube until emulsified. Joe Yonan, The Denver Post, "This elegant, pantry-friendly white gazpacho deserves to be as famous as its red cousin," 31 July 2019 The approval covered most types of the disease, from the most severe and most common type 1 cases, which causes infants to die or be tethered to respirators and feeding tubes, to type 3, which impairs walking. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, "High fives and sobs greet UnitedHealthcare’s reversal of denials for child gene therapy," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of feeding tube

1882, in the meaning defined above

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feeding tube

noun

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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