WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
can•u•la  (kanyə lə),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -las, -lae (kanyə lə),USA pronunciation [Surg.]
  1. Surgerycannula.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
can•nu•la  (kanyə lə),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -las, -lae (kanyə lə),USA pronunciation [Surg.]
  1. Surgerya metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.
Also,  canula.  can′nu•lation, n. 
  • Neo-Latin, Latin: small reed, equivalent. to cann(a) cane + -ula -ule
  • 1675–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cannula, canula /ˈkænjʊlə/ n ( pl -las, -lae / -ˌliː/)
  1. a narrow tube for insertion into a bodily cavity, as for draining off fluid, introducing medication, etc
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed
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