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stent

[ stent ]
/ stɛnt /
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noun

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

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Origin of stent

First recorded in 1960–65; origin uncertain

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stent

stent , stint
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British Dictionary definitions for stent

stent
/ (stɛnt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for stent

C19: after Charles Stent (1807–85), English dentist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for stent

stent
[ stĕnt ]

n.

A device that is used to maintain a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting, or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
A slender thread, rod, or catheter placed within the lumen of tubular structures, such as a blood vessel, to provide support during or after anastomosis.
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