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Webster 1913 Edition


Catheter

Cath′e-ter

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Noun.
[L., fr. Gr. [GREEK] a thing let down or put in, catheter, fr. [GREEK] to send down, to let down; [GREEK] + [GREEK] to send.]
(Med.)
The name of various instruments for passing along mucous canals, esp. applied to a tubular instrument to be introduced into the bladder through the urethra to draw off the urine.
Eustachian catheter
.
See under
Eustachian
.
Prostatic catheter
,
one adapted for passing an enlarged prostate.

Webster 1828 Edition


Catheter

CATHETER

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Noun.
In surgery, a tubular instrument, usually made of silver, to be introduced into the bladder, to draw off the urine when the natural discharge is suppressed; also, a sound to search for the stone, or a bougie made of silver or elastic gum.

Definition 2022


catheter

catheter

See also: cathéter

English

Noun

catheter (plural catheters)

  1. (medicine) A small tube inserted into a body cavity to remove fluid, create an opening, distend a passageway or administer a drug

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  • Hyphenation: ca‧the‧ter

Noun

catheter m (plural catheters, diminutive cathetertje n)

  1. Superseded spelling of katheter.

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  • catheterisatie

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Portuguese

Noun

catheter m (plural catheteres)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cateter (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).