stent

stent is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(stent)

[Charles Thomas Stent, Brit. dentist, 1845-1901]

1. Originally, a compound used in making dental molds.
2. Any material or device used to hold tissue in place, to maintain open blood vessels, or to provide a support for a graft or anastomosis while healing is taking place.

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