Origin of catheter
Examples from the Web for catheter
To-day she passed water for the first time for four years, and the catheter was never again used.Fat and Blood|S. Weir Mitchell
Some have been systematically fed by means of a catheter passed through a nasal passage and thus on into the oesophagus.
The catheter should be kept perfectly clean and washed in a borax solution and well oiled before it is introduced.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
Insert the point of the pipette into the open end of the catheter and allow the fluid to run down into the stomach.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
The catheter is then pushed directly upwards until its stem impinges against the soft palate.
British Dictionary definitions for catheter
Word Origin for catheter
Word Origin and History 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.