feeding tube

a stomach tube used to introduce fluids of high caloric value.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Tube — A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear. * * * 1. A hollow cylindrical structure or canal. 2. A hollow cylinder or pipe. SYN: tuba [TA]. [L. tubus]… …   Medical dictionary

  • feeding behaviour — Any action of an animal directed toward obtaining nutrients. Each species evolves methods of searching for, obtaining, and ingesting food for which it can successfully compete. Some species eat only one type of food, others a variety. Among… …   Universalium

  • tube — noun 1 long hollow pipe ADJECTIVE ▪ fine, narrow, thin ▪ hollow ▪ flexible ▪ closed, sealed …   Collocations dictionary

  • Tube chain conveyor — A tube chain conveyor is a convenient way for conveying bulk material from one location to another, and also multi axially.Tube chain conveyors are used for transporting, feeding, dosing, distributing and discharging pourable bulk materials.The… …   Wikipedia

  • tube feeding syndrome — noun A potentially fatal condition caused by a feeding regimen given through a tube that provides too little water and too much protein in the diet …   Wiktionary

  • Feeding bottle — Bottle Bot tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feeding — noun Feeding is used before these nouns: ↑bottle, ↑frenzy, ↑ground, ↑habit, ↑trough, ↑tube Feeding is used after these nouns: ↑bottle …   Collocations dictionary

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