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mandrin in Medicine

mandrin man·drin (mān'drĭn)
n.
A stiff wire or stylet inserted into a soft catheter to give it shape and firmness while passing through a hollow tubular structure. Also called mandrel.

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  • mandrin was the son of a peasant in Dauphiny who dealt in cattle.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • They should not carry off everything from the mandrin pharmacy!

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  • As he left, he said, "Personally I have not the faintest idea they will penetrate as far as mandrin—not the faintest!"

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • Two German soldiers were throwing down hay from the gable end of the mandrin livery-stable which overlooked the wall.

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  • mandrin, with those that survived of his little party, were carried prisoners to Valence in Dauphiny.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King

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