Stent vs Scaffold - What's the difference?

stent | scaffold |


As nouns the difference between stent and scaffold

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 scaffold is a structure made of scaffolding, for workers to stand on while working on a building.

As verbs the difference between stent and scaffold

is that stent is (archaic) to keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint while scaffold is to set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding.

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

    * ----

    scaffold

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A structure made of scaffolding, for workers to stand on while working on a building.
  • An elevated platform on which a criminal is executed.
  • (metalworking) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf or dome-shaped obstruction above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
  • Derived terms

    * go to the scaffold * send to the scaffold * superscaffold, superscaffolding

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding.
  • Derived terms

    * scaffoldage * scaffolder * scaffolding