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CATHETER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does catheter mean? 

CATHETER (noun)
  The noun CATHETER has 1 sense:

1. a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

  Familiarity information: CATHETER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CATHETER (noun)


Sense 1catheter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("catheter" is a kind of...):

tube; tubing (conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "catheter"):

endotracheal tube (a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents)


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