indwelling

adjective
in·​dwell·​ing | \ ˈin-ˌdwe-liŋ How to pronounce indwelling (audio) \

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 (such as a catheter)

First Known Use of indwelling

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of indwelling was in 1646

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“Indwelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indwelling. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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indwelling

adjective
in·​dwell·​ing | \ ˈin-ˌdwel-iŋ How to pronounce indwelling (audio) \

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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