Stent vs Graft - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between stent and graft

is that stent is a slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure or stent can be (archaic) an allotted portion; a stint while graft is (label) a small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it the two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit or graft can be (graff) ("canal") or graft can be (label) work; labor.

As verbs the difference between stent and graft

is that stent is (archaic) to keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint while graft is (label) to insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon or graft can be to work.

stent

English

(wikipedia stent)

Etymology 1

Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
  • * 2006 New York Times
  • Tiny metal sleeves placed in arteries to keep blood flowing, stents have become such a popular quick fix for clogged coronary vessels that Americans will receive more than 1.5 million of them this year.

    Etymology 2

    See stint.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1905 , year_published=2009 , edition=Reprint , editor= , author=Annie Hamilton Donnell , title=Rebecca Marry , chapter=The Hundred and Oneth citation , genre=Fiction , publisher=Project Gutenberg , isbn= , page= , passage=The hundred-and-oneth stitch was my stent , and it's done. I'm not ever going to take the hundred and twoth. I've decided. }}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
  • * Spenser
  • Yet n'ould she stent / Her bitter railing and foule revilement.
  • (archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    graft

    English

    (wikipedia graft)

    Alternative forms

    * graff

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) graffe, from (etyl) ; probably akin to English carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Compare graphic, grammar.

    Noun

  • (label) A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
  • (label) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  • A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
  • To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  • (label) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
  • 1717 Eloisa to Abelard. And graft my love immortal on thy fame! —
  • To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
  • (label) To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (graff) ("canal")
  • The depth of the blade of a digging tool such as a spade or shovel.
  • A narrow spade used in digging drainage trenches.
  • Derived terms
    * grafting tool

    Etymology 3

    Probably from Etymology 2

    Noun

  • (label) Work; labor
  • (label) A job or trade.
  • Effort needed for doing hard work.
  • A criminal's special branch of practice
  • (label) Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
  • (label) Corruption in official life.
  • (label) A con job.
  • A cut of the take (money).
  • A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To work
  • To obtain illegal gain from bribery of similar corrupt practices.
  • Derived terms
    * grafter ("grifter")

    References

    * See supplements.