• synonyms

feeding tube


A flexible tube that is inserted through the pharynx and into the esophagus and stomach and through which liquid food is passed.


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Nearby words

fumage, fumarase, fumarate, fumariaceous, fumaric, feeding tube, fumarole, fumatorium, fumatory, fumble, fume
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Examples from the Web for feeding tube

  • When in the gullet and beyond the fingers, it may be pushed into the stomach by a feeding-tube.

    How to Care for the Insane|William D. Granger
  • The street was like a feeding-tube through which nourishment was continually being drawn into the city.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo