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Shunt

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shunt

1. To turn to one side, to divert, to bypass.

2. (Science: cardiology) A passage or anastomosis between two natural channels, especially between blood vessels. Such structures may be formed physiologically (for example to bypass a thrombosis) or they may be structural anomalies.

3. (Science: surgery) A surgically created anastomosis, also, the operation of forming a shunt.