noun, plural can·nu·las, can·nu·lae [kan-yuh-lee] /ˈkæn yəˌli/. Surgery.
Examples from the Web for cannula
The iodoform is injected by means of a glass-barrelled syringe, which is firmly screwed on to the cannula.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Attached to the handle was a thumb-rest and a tube for removing or adding fluids and a perforator within the cannula.
The instruments used are a small trocar and cannula, which are introduced between the eighth and ninth ribs.
He inserted a cannula of silver through the mouth until its head met an obstruction.Medieval Medicine|James J. (James Joseph) Walsh
It is well, accordingly, to observe the cannula closely, and if gas is found to be issuing from it it should not be removed.
British Dictionary definitions for cannula
noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for cannula
Word Origin and History for cannula
1680s in surgical sense, from Latin cannula "small reed or pipe," diminutive of canna "reed, pipe" (see cane (n.)).