Catheter

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.
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Eustachian catheter. See under Eustachian. -- Prostatic catheter, one adapted for passing an enlarged prostate.
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Cath"e*ter*ism

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Cath`e*ter*i*za"tion

(?), } n. (Med.) The operation of introducing a catheter.
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