Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device used to support a bodily orifice or cavity during skin grafting or to immobilize a skin graft following placement.
  • n. A slender thread, rod, or catheter inserted into a tubular structure, such as a blood vessel, to provide support during or after anastomosis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
  • n. An allotted portion; a stint.
  • v. To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
  • v. To stint; to stop; to cease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An allotted portion; a stint.
  • intransitive v. To stint; to stop; to cease.
  • transitive v. To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To stretch.
  • To straiten.
  • To confine.
  • In Scots law, to assess; tax at a certain rate.
  • n. An obsolete or dialectal variant of stint.
  • n. A stretcher; a stenter (which see).
  • n. Extent; limit; in some English mining districts, the limits of a pitch or bargain.
  • n. In Scots law, a valuation of property in order to taxation; a taxation; a. tax.
  • n. A stopping-place.
  • n. In mining, same as attle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After Charles R. Stent (1845-1901), English dentist.

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Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

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See stint.

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