Etymology
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stent (n.)

"tube implanted temporarily," 1964, named for Charles T. Stent (1807-1885), English dentist.

updated on October 28, 2012

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Definitions of stent from WordNet

stent (n.)
a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis;
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