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English definition of “shunt”

shunt

noun [C] (passage)    /ʃʌnt/ US  // specialized
a hole or passage that allows liquid to move from one part of the body to another, either found naturally in the body or put into the body in an operation Substances and structures in the body
(Definition of shunt noun (passage) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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