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 (such as a catheter)

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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

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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