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cannula

[ kan-yuh-luh ]
/ 藞k忙n y蓹 l蓹 /
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noun, plural can路nu路las, can路nu路lae [kan-yuh-lee]. /藞k忙n y蓹藢li/. Surgery.
a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.
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Origin of cannula

First recorded in 1675鈥85; from New Latin, Latin: 鈥渟mall reed,鈥 equivalent to cann(a) 鈥渞eed, cane鈥 + -ula diminutive suffix; see origin at cane, -ule

OTHER WORDS FROM cannula

can路nu路la路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cannula

cannula

canula

/ (藞k忙nj蕣l蓹) /

noun plural -las or -lae (-藢li藧)
surgery a narrow tube for insertion into a bodily cavity, as for draining off fluid, introducing medication, etc

Word Origin for cannula

C17: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed
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Medical definitions for cannula

cannula

n. pl. can鈥u鈥as
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.
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