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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
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A thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
Nouns denoting man-made objects
Hypernyms ("catheter" is a kind of...):
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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