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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Catéter

Catheter (KA-theh-ter)
A flexible tube used to deliver fluids into or withdraw fluids from the body.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.