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.
The information shown above for shunt is provided by Stedman's.
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