Main definitions of stent in English

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stent1

Pronunciation /stent/ /stɛnt/

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noun

  • 1Medicine
    A tubular support placed temporarily inside a blood vessel, canal, or duct to aid healing or relieve an obstruction.

    ‘Research has focused on developing methods to reduce or eliminate the potential for restenosis, including drug-eluting stents and radiation therapy.’
    • ‘Complications, however, included migration of the stent, occlusion of the stent and obstructions of the cystic duct.’
    • ‘A ureteral stent was placed to relieve the obstruction.’
    • ‘This unique metal has already proven useful in such medical applications as catheter guidewires, stents, and microsurgery tools.’
    • ‘Sometimes, the fatty plaques start to develop again inside the stent.’
    1. 1.1An impression or cast of a part or body cavity, used to maintain pressure so as to promote healing, especially of a skin graft.

Origin

Late 19th century from the name of Charles T. Stent (1807–85), English dentist. The sense ‘splint’ dates from the 1960s.

Main definitions of stent in English

: stent1stent2

stent2

Pronunciation /stent/ /stɛnt/

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noun

historical Scottish
  • 1An assessment of property made for purposes of taxation.

    • ‘it was recorded in the stent book’
    1. 1.1The amount or value assessed; a tax.

transitive verb

[with object]historical Scottish
  • Assess and charge (a person or a community) for purposes of taxation.

    • ‘stent the Parish of Kildaltan in the ascertained sum’

Origin

Middle English from Old French estente ‘valuation’, related to Anglo-Norman French extente (see extent).