Definition of PICC in English:

PICC

(also PIC)

noun

Medicine
  • A type of long catheter that is inserted through a peripheral vein, often in the arm, into a larger vein in the body, used when intravenous treatment is required over a long period.

    ‘PICCs were suited to the patients who required months of intensive chemotherapy’
    as modifier ‘he was sent home with a PICC line in his arm’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of peripherally inserted (central) catheter.

Pronunciation

PICC

/pɪk/