Definition of stent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stent//
; NAmE NAmE//stent//
jump to other results
a small support that is put inside a blood vessel (= tube) in the body, for example in order to stop something blocking it Word Originlate 19th cent. (originally referring to a substance used in dentistry for making impressions of the teeth): from the name of Charles T. Stent (1807–85), English dentist. The sense ‘splint’ dates from the 1960s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stent