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[kan-yuh-luh] /ˈkæn yə lə/
noun, plural canulas, canulae
[kan-yuh-lee] /ˈkæn yəˌli/ (Show IPA).
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  • Oxygen is usually administered in one of three ways: through a nasal canula, transtracheal catheter, or electronic demand device.
British Dictionary definitions for canula


noun (pl) -las, -lae (-ˌliː)
(surgery) a narrow tube for insertion into a bodily cavity, as for draining off fluid, introducing medication, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed


noun (pl) -las, -lae (-ˌliː)
(surgery) a variant spelling of cannula
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Word Origin and History for canula

variant of cannula.

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canula in Medicine

canula can·u·la (kān'yə-lə)
Variant of cannula.

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