noun, plural can·nu·las, can·nu·lae [kan-yuh-lee]. /ˈkæn yəˌli/. Surgery.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cannulacan·nu·la·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for cannula
The patient was far from needing a ventilator, and with his blood oxygen saturation around 95%, he wasn’t eligible for a nasal cannula under the current rationing orders.
Attached to the handle was a thumb-rest and a tube for removing or adding fluids and a perforator within the cannula.
Inside the cannula is fixed by oxidation an obturator, which carries on its end a small handle fixed on in T-fashion.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
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
Wind colic may need prompt use of the trocar and cannula to puncture high up in the right flank for liberation of gas.
The tube, thus prepared, was connected with the artery by a fine cannula, exactly fitting the artery.Experiments on Animals|Stephen Paget