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Meaning of STENT

Pronunciation:  st'ent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis
 

STENT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: tube, tubing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stent\, v. t. [Obs. imp. {Stente}; obs. p. p. {Stent}.]
    [See {Stint}.]
    To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or
    cease; to stint.
    
          Then would he weep, he might not be stent. --Chaucer.
    
          Yet n'ould she stent Her bitter railing and foul
          revilement.                              --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Stent\, v. i.
    To stint; to stop; to cease.
    
          And of this cry they would never stenten. --Chaucer.
    
    
  3. \Stent\, n.
    An allotted portion; a stint. ``Attain'd his journey's
    stent.'' --Mir. for Mag.
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A device placed in a body structure (such as a blood vessel or the gastrointestinal tract) to provide support and keep the structure open.
 

 

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