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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A tube inserted into a blocked vessel to keep it open.
After the dentist Charles R. Stent (1845-1901). Stent did pioneering work in coming up with a compound that made better molds for dentures. Later, the compound was used to make casts of other body parts and cavities. Stents correct stenosis (narrowing). Earliest documented use: 1878. The word stentorian is also an eponym, but it came from someone else.
“Dr. Zeeterman patted Charles’s lower leg. ‘Charles, can I interest you in a stent today? It would appear that your heart is hungry for a bit more blood than those clogged pipes are giving it.’”
Gary B. Boyd; One Particular Patriot III; AuthorHouse; 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. -Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle), novelist (23 Jan 1783-1842)