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Definition of shunt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shunt

 noun
noun
NAmE//ʃʌnt//
 
(medical)
 
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a small tube put in your body in a medical operation to allow the blood or other fluid to flow from one place to another If the artery is too narrow, a small 4-mm shunt is inserted to widen it.
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