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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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This made it possible for us to make a two-layer cannula with significant added functionality without an increase of outer diameter compared with the generic cannulas surgeons previously used,” said Ted Kucklick, CEO and designer of the patented EntreVu EX cannula.
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However, most cannulas are closed by a hub proximally, which prevents the spillage of blood but also makes it difficult to determine whether the cannula tip remains within the artery.
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Pro-Wrap can be used with most thermocouples, thermistors, and cannulas on the market, so you are not restricted to purchasing special products.
Patients in the study were instructed to use sharp cannulas during the break-in period.
Nurses and doctors use tubes with a needle, called cannulas, to withdraw fluid or inject medication every day.
Both the outer and inner cannulas are flexible to more easily conform to a patient's anatomy.
The exhibit booths displayed the latest in the trade with Whitman's samplers of breast implants, bulge-taming girdles, nasal splints, flesh-colored facial bandages and table after table of gleaming stainless cannulas - the probes used in liposuction.