mandrin

[ măndrĭn ]

n.

A stiff wire or stylet inserted into a soft catheter to give it shape and firmness while passing through a hollow tubular structure.mandrel

Nearby words

  1. microcephalic,
  2. microcephaly,
  3. microcheilia,
  4. microcheiria,
  5. microchemistry,
  6. microcinematography,
  7. microciona,
  8. microcircuit,
  9. microcircuitry,
  10. microcirculation


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