Origin of catheter
Examples from the Web for catheter
Historical Examples of catheter
He mentioned that passing a catheter often causes shivering.
The catheter or tube is cut so that but nine inches remain for use.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
If successful, a catheter must be secured in the bladder in the usual way.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
It consists of the curved part of a catheter, and it is 13 cm.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
To prevent any injury, the ligature should be brought away first, and then the catheter.A System of Midwifery
Word Origin for catheter
c.1600, from French cathéter, from Late Latin catheter "a catheter," from Greek katheter "surgical catheter," literally "anything let down," from stem of kathienai "to let down, thrust in," from kata "down" (see cata-) + stem of hienai "to send" (see jet (v.)). Earlier was cathirum (early 15c.), directly from Medieval Latin. Related: Catheterization; catheterized; catheterizing.