stent

noun

: a short narrow metal or plastic tube often in the form of a mesh that is inserted into the lumen of an anatomical vessel (such as an artery or a bile duct) especially to keep a previously blocked passageway open

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Giuliani had sought to delay or avoid travel to Atlanta to testify, citing recent surgery to have a heart stent implanted. Eugene Scott, Tom Hamburger, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Aug. 2022 The device is then deployed, which acts like a stent to divert blood away from the aneurysm. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 29 Sep. 2022 Since the rates of bleeding are about the same as the benefit in reducing clotting of the stent and heart attack, most experts do not use DAPT for more than one year except in people at the highest risk for heart attack. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2022 My right coronary artery was 100% blocked, and a drug-eluting stent was inserted. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2022 Giuliani’s lawyers sought to delay his testimony for health reasons, citing recent heart stent surgery. Matthew Brown And Tom Hamburger, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2022 His lawyers cited a doctor who said Giuliani is unfit for air travel following a heart stent operation earlier this summer. Graham Kates, CBS News, 9 Aug. 2022 He is plagued by spinal stenosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, a steep cholesterol count, a weak heart fortified by a stent, and glaucoma that requires injections to stave off blindness. Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2022 He was diverted to the prisoner section at Bellevue Hospital, where a stent was inserted into a coronary artery to avert blockages. Ken Auletta, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Charles Thomas Stent †1885 English dentist

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stent was in 1961

Dictionary Entries Near stent

Cite this Entry

“Stent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stent. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

stent

noun

variants also stint
1
: a mold formed from a resinous compound and used for holding a surgical graft in place
also : something (as a pad of gauze immobilized by sutures) used like a stent
2
: a short narrow metal or plastic tube often in the form of a mesh that is inserted into the lumen of an anatomical vessel (as an artery or bile duct) especially to keep a previously blocked passageway open

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