cannulation

cannula

[kan-yuh-luh]
noun, plural cannulas, cannulae [kan-yuh-lee] . Surgery.
a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.
Also, canula.


Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin, Latin: small reed, equivalent to cann(a) cane + -ula -ule

cannulation, noun
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cannula or canula (ˈkænjʊlə)
 
n , pl -las, -lae
surgery a narrow tube for insertion into a bodily cavity, as for draining off fluid, introducing medication, etc
 
[C17: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed]
 
canula or canula (ˈkænjʊlə, -ˌliː)
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed]

cannulate or canulate
 
vb
1.  to insert a cannula into
 
adj
2.  shaped like a cannula
 
canulate or canulate (ˈkænjʊˌleɪt, -ˌlɪt)
 
vb
 
adj
 
cannu'lation or canulate
 
n
 
canu'lation or canulate
 
n

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cannula
1680s, from L. cannula "small reed or pipe," dim. of canna "reed, pipe."
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cannula can·nu·la or can·u·la (kān'yə-lə)
n. pl. can·nu·las or can·nu·lae (-lē')
A flexible tube, usually containing a trocar at one end, that is inserted into a bodily cavity, duct, or vessel to drain fluid or administer a substance such as a medication.

cannulation can·nu·la·tion (kān'yə-lā'shən) or can·nu·li·za·tion (-yə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
Insertion of a cannula.

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