cannula

or can·u·la

[ kan-yuh-luh ]
/ ˈkæn yə lə /

noun, plural can·nu·las, can·nu·lae [kan-yuh-lee] /ˈkæn yəˌli/. Surgery.

a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.

Nearby words

  1. cannonball pulse,
  2. cannonball tree,
  3. cannoneer,
  4. cannonry,
  5. cannot,
  6. cannular,
  7. cannulate,
  8. cannulation,
  9. canny,
  10. canoas

Origin of cannula

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

Related formscan·nu·la·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cannulation

cannula

canula

/ (ˈkænjʊlə) /

noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)

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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Word Origin and History for cannulation

cannula

n.

1680s in surgical sense, from Latin cannula "small reed or pipe," diminutive of canna "reed, pipe" (see cane (n.)).

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Medicine definitions for cannulation

cannulation

[ kăn′yə-lāshən ]

n.

Insertion of a cannula.

cannula

n. pl. can•nu•las

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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