Meaning of “catheter” in the English Dictionary

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"catheter" in British English

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catheternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæθ.ə.tər/ us /ˈkæθ.ə.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A catheter was inserted into the bladder, tied in place and left in position for about eight weeks. 
  • He was in a wheelchair unable to walk, unable to control his legs or arms very well, was unable to control his bladder and required a catheter. 
  • It is necessary to use the catheter if retention of urine occurs. 
  • On the fourth day she passed urine spontaneously, and the catheter was never again used. 
  • The doctor had much difficulty in inserting the smallest catheter, and it caused intense pain and suffering. 

(Definition of “catheter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"catheter" in American English

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catheternoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæθ·ə·t̬ər/

medical a thin tube put into the body temporarily to help remove a liquid or to put in medicine

(Definition of “catheter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)