shunt has definitions from the fields of surgery,physics,electricity,anatomy,zoology
[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another


"an arteriovenus shunt"

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(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

It is distinctly possible , therefore , that simultaneous pressures in all three vessels would have rendered the shunts inoperable and hence , uninjectable .

In_other_words , the anastomoses between the bronchial_artery and pulmonary_artery should be considered as functional or demand shunts .

Verloop ( ' 48 ; ' 49 ) found these shunts in the human_being but was unable to find them in rats .

The possibility that the absence or presence of these shunts is species dependent is therefore inferred .

It is , however , highly suggestive and agrees well with our own findings in which we also failed to demonstrate normally occurring bronchial_artery pulmonary_artery shunts in certain species , especially the dog .

[ noun ] (physics,electricity) a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

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(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

The current was regulated by_means_of a variable_resistor and measured with a 50 mV shunt and millivoltmeter .

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[ verb ] transfer to another track, of trains

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Shunted aside by the rampant organizers for John_F._Kennedy last year , who relegated it to a somewhat subordinate role in the Presidential campaign , the CDC plainly intends to provide the party 's campaign muscle in 1962 .

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transfer shunter

[ verb ] provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

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[ noun ] (surgery) implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body

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