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Topic: HOSPITAL

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Greek, from kathienai 'to send down', from kata- ( CATACLYSM) + hienai 'to send'

catheter

noun
     
cath‧e‧ter [countable] medical
MH a thin tube that is put into your body to remove liquids
catheterize also -ise verb [transitive]
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