/kan"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. cannulas, cannulae /-lee'/. Surg.
a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.
Also, canula.
[1675-85; < NL, L: small reed, equiv. to cann(a) CANE + -ula -ULE]

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