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  • A small tube inserted into a body cavity to remove fluid, create an opening, distend a passageway or administer a drug
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cath"e*ter (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &?; a thing let down or put in, catheter, fr. &?; to send down, to let down; &?; + &?; 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's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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