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English definition of “catheterization”


noun [C or U]     /ˌkæθ.ə.tə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkæθ.ə.t̬ər.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/ specialized
the process of putting a tube into the body to allow fluids to pass or to make a passage wider Medical and surgical equipment
(Definition of catheterization noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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