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indwelling

adjective in·dwell·ing \ˈin-ˌdwe-liŋ\

Definition of INDWELLING

1
:  being an inner activating or guiding force
2
:  left within a bodily organ or passage especially to promote drainage —used of an implanted tube (as a catheter)

First Known Use of INDWELLING

1646
Medical Dictionary

indwelling

adjective in·dwell·ing \ˈin-ˌdwel-iŋ\

Medical Definition of INDWELLING

:  left within a bodily organ or passage to maintain drainage, prevent obstruction, or provide a route for administration of food or drugs—used of an implanted tube (as a catheter)

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