Medical Term:

shunt

Pronunciation: shŭnt

Definition:

  1. To bypass or divert.
  2. A bypass or diversion of fluid to another fluid-containing system by fistulation or a prosthetic device. The nomenclature commonly includes origin and terminus, atriovenous, splenorenal, ventriculocisternal.

[M.E. shunten, to flinch]

See Also: bypass

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