Complete Definition of "stent"

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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛnt|-ɛnt

Etymology 1
Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.

#* 2006 New York Times
#*: Tiny metal sleeves placed in arteries to keep blood flowing, stents have become such a popular quick fix for clogged coronary vessels that Americans will receive more than 1.5 million of them this year.

Etymology 2
See stint.

Noun
en-noun
#(Archaic|Arch.) An allotted portion; a stint.

Verb
en-verb

#(Archaic|Arch.) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
#(Archaic|Arch.) To stint; to stop; to cease.

Category:Medicine

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