Stent meaning

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A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
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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.
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(surgery) Any of various materials or devices used to hold tissue in place; esp., a tubular device implanted inside a blood vessel to keep the vessel open.
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A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
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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.
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A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
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(archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.

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(archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
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(archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.
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Origin of stent

  • After Charles R. Stent (1845–1901), British dentist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

    From Wiktionary

  • See stint.

    From Wiktionary