Main definitions of stent in English

: stent1stent2

stent1

noun

  • 1Medicine
    A splint placed temporarily inside a duct, canal, or blood vessel to aid healing or relieve an obstruction.

    • ‘This unique metal has already proven useful in such medical applications as catheter guidewires, stents, and microsurgery tools.’
    • ‘Complications, however, included migration of the stent, occlusion of the stent and obstructions of the cystic duct.’
    • ‘A ureteral stent was placed to relieve the obstruction.’
    • ‘Research has focused on developing methods to reduce or eliminate the potential for restenosis, including drug-eluting stents and radiation therapy.’
    • ‘Sometimes, the fatty plaques start to develop again inside the stent.’
    1. 1.1An impression or cast of a part or body cavity, used to maintain pressure so as to promote healing, especially of a skin graft.
  • 2trademark [mass noun] A substance used in dentistry for taking impressions of the teeth.

Origin

Late 19th century: from the name of Charles T. Stent (1807–85), English dentist. The sense ‘splint’ dates from the 1960s.

Pronunciation:

stent

/stɛnt/

Main definitions of stent in English

: stent1stent2

stent2

noun

Scottish
historical
  • 1An assessment of property made for purposes of taxation.

    [as modifier] ‘it was recorded in the stent book’
    1. 1.1The amount or value assessed; a tax.
      ‘the next stent is to pay 5 sterling to Allexr’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Scottish
historical
  • Assess and charge (a person or a community) for purposes of taxation.

    ‘stent the Parish of Kildaltan in the ascertained sum’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French estente valuation, related to Anglo-Norman French extente (see extent).

Pronunciation:

stent

/stɛnt/