indwelling

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adjective in·dwell·ing \ˈin-ˌdwe-liŋ\

Definition of indwelling

  1. 1 :  being an inner activating or guiding force

  2. 2 :  left within a bodily organ or passage especially to promote drainage —used of an implanted tube (such as a catheter)

1646

First Known Use of indwelling

1646


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indwelling

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adjective in·dwell·ing \ˈin-ˌdwel-iŋ\

Medical Definition of indwelling

  1. :  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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