stent

[ stent ]

noun
  1. Medicine/Medical. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part.

Origin of stent

1
First recorded in 1960–65; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for stent

stent

/ (stɛnt) /


noun
  1. med a tube of plastic or sprung metal mesh placed inside a hollow tube to reopen it or keep it open; uses in surgery include preventing a blood vessel from closing, esp after angioplasty, and assisting healing after an anastomosis

Origin of stent

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C19: after Charles Stent (1807–85), English dentist

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