/stɛnt/ (say stent)

noun Medicine
1. an impression or cast of a part of the body or a body cavity, used to maintain pressure on it to promote healing, especially in the case of skin grafts.
2. a metal or synthetic mesh cylinder permanently inserted after a narrowed artery is dilated with a balloon, to prevent a recurrence of the narrowing.
{from Charles T Stent, 1807–85, English dentist who invented a substance for taking dental impressions}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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