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ˈkæn yə lə; -ˌlican·nu·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannulanoun

    a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication


  1. cannulanoun

    A tube inserted in the body to drain or inject fluid.

    Etymology: From cannula, diminutive of canna, from κάννα.

  2. cannulanoun

    A hose or tube that connects directly to an oxygen (O) bottle/source from the user's nose, commonly used by aircraft pilots or others needing direct oxygen breathing apparatus.

    Etymology: From cannula, diminutive of canna, from κάννα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cannulanoun

    a small tube of metal, wood, or India rubber, used for various purposes, esp. for injecting or withdrawing fluids. It is usually associated with a trocar

    Etymology: [L. cannula a small tube of dim. of canna a reed, tube.]


  1. Cannula

    A cannula or canula is a tube that can be inserted into the body, often for the delivery or removal of fluid or for the gathering of data. In simple terms, a cannula can surround the inner or outer surfaces of a trocar needle thus extending needle approach to a vein by half or more of the length of the introducer. Decannulation is the permanent removal of a cannula, especially of a tracheostomy cannula, once a physician determines it is no longer needed for breathing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cannula

    kan′ū-la, n. a surgical tube, esp. that enclosing a trocar or perforator, and the breathing-tube inserted in the windpipe after tracheotomy.—adj. Cann′ulate. [Dim. of canna, a reed.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannula in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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