cannula definition

  • noun:
    • A flexible pipe, frequently containing a trocar at one end, that's inserted into a bodily cavity, duct, or vessel to strain fluid or administer a substance such a medication.
    • A tube placed in the body to empty or inject fluid.
    • A hose or tube that connects right to an oxygen (O2) bottle/source through the user's nostrils, widely used by plane pilots or others needing direct oxygen breathing equipment.
    • a tiny tube of steel, timber, or india-rubber, used for different purposes, esp. for injecting or withdrawing liquids. It will always be related to a trocar.
    • A small tube used by surgeons for assorted reasons, in terms of a sheath to a stylet or other sharp tool, alongside which it's pushed into a cavity or tumor containing a fluid.
    • Eccles., a cruet to be used on altar. See cruet.
    • a small flexible pipe inserted into a body hole for draining down substance or exposing medicine
    • A flexible pipe, typically containing a trocar at one end, which placed into a bodily hole, duct, or vessel to drain liquid or administer a substance like a medication.
    • A tube inserted in the torso to strain or inject fluid.
    • A hose or tube that connects right to an oxygen (O2) bottle/source from the customer's nose, commonly used by aircraft pilots or other individuals requiring direct oxygen respiration device.
    • a tiny pipe of material, wood, or India rubber, utilized for various reasons, esp. for inserting or withdrawing fluids. It is usually related to a trocar.
    • a little pipe used by surgeons for assorted reasons, as for a sheath to a stylet or other sharp instrument, and which it's pushed into a cavity or tumor containing a fluid.
    • Eccles., a cruet for usage in the altar. See cruet.
    • a tiny flexible pipe inserted into a body hole for draining off liquid or launching medication

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