Origin of stentafter Charles R. Stent (died 1901), British dentist who invented a substance later used to make molds for holding skin grafts in place
- A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
- A short tubular device made of wire mesh or fabric that is placed permanently in an anatomical passage, usually an artery during angioplasty, to keep it open after occlusion.
Origin of stentAfter Charles R. Stent (1845-1901), British dentist
top: A balloon catheter with a stent is inserted into a clogged artery.center: The balloon is inflated, expanding the stent.bottom: The stent is placed and the balloon catheter removed, keeping the artery open.
Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.
- (archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
(third-person singular simple present stents, present participle stenting, simple past and past participle stented)
- (archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
- (archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.