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also can·u·la (kăn′yə-lə)
n. pl. can·nu·las or can·nu·lae(-lē′) also can·u·las or can·u·lae
A flexible tube, usually containing a trocar at one end, that is inserted into a bodily cavity, duct, or vessel to drain fluid or administer a substance such as a medication.

[Latin, diminutive of canna, reed; see cane.]


(ˈkænjʊlə) ,




n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
(Surgery) surgery a narrow tube for insertion into a bodily cavity, as for draining off fluid, introducing medication, etc
[C17: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed]


(ˈkæn yə lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.
[1675–85; < New Latin, Latin: small reed =cann(a) cane + -ula -ule]
can′nu•lar, can′nu•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) adj.
can`nu•la′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannula - a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


n pl <cannulae, cannuli> → Kanüle f


n. cánula, sonda, tubo que insertado en el cuerpo conduce o saca líquidos.


n cánula; nasal — cánula nasal, puntas nasales (Mex)
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