|1.||a main road built to avoid a city or other congested area|
|2.||any system of pipes or conduits for redirecting the flow of a liquid|
|3.||a means of redirecting the flow of a substance around an appliance through which it would otherwise pass|
|a. See coronary bypass the redirection of blood flow, either to avoid a diseased blood vessel or in order to perform heart surgery|
|b. (as modifier): bypass surgery|
|a. an electrical circuit, esp one containing a capacitor, connected in parallel around one or more components, providing an alternative path for certain frequencies|
|b. (as modifier): a bypass capacitor|
|—vb , -passes, -passing, -passed, -past|
|6.||to go around or avoid (a city, obstruction, problem, etc)|
|7.||to cause (traffic, fluid, etc) to go through a bypass|
|8.||to proceed without reference to (regulations, a superior, etc); get round; avoid|
bypass by·pass (bī'pās')
A passage created surgically to divert the flow of blood or other bodily fluid or to circumvent an obstructed or diseased organ.
A surgical procedure to create such a channel.