stint vs stent : Common Errors in English

About stint vs stent

When the time to work comes, you’ve got to do your stint; but the medical device installed to keep an artery open is a “stent.” Even people in the medical profession who should know better often use “stint” when they mean “stent.”

stint Meaning(s)

  • (n) an unbroken period of time during which you do something
  • (n) an individual's prescribed share of work
  • (v) subsist on a meager allowance
  • (n) smallest American sandpiper
  • (v) supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

stent Meaning(s)

  • (n) a slender tube inserted inside a tubular body part (as a blood vessel) to provide support during and after surgical anastomosis

stint in News

  1. WATCH: Jennifer Lopez Lands the Movie Role of Her Dreams (and Freaks Out)

    Jennifer Lopez has just completed her highly-anticipated stint on American Idol , gives overstimulating performances on hit family shows, and is the executive producer of a new TV drama ( The Fosters ) — so, why wouldn't you want the "Live It Up" singer on your team? One still-unnamed film studio realized that Lopez's star power is in a pretty good spot, and decided to snag Lopez for a role that ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Zimbio

  2. Kinsler to begin rehab stint, might return Sunday

    Kinsler to begin rehab stint, might return Sunday
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS Sports

  3. Gutierrez reports to Tacoma for second rehab stint

    Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez reported to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday to begin his second Minor League rehab stint as he recovers from a strained hamstring that has sidelined him since April 23.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Seattle Mariners

stent in News

  1. Orsiro de BIOTRONIK, le premier stent à élution médicamenteuse hybride de l'industrie, réalise les meilleures ...

    Résultats des critères d'évaluation principaux de l'étude clinique BIOFLOW-II démontrant la non-infériorité du stent à élution médicamenteuse hybride Orsiro de BIOTRONIK par rapport au XIENCE PRIME d'Abbott. ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Abbott Launches Japanese Stent Trial

    Results will be used to try to win Japan approval of Absorb bioresorbable stent.        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Good news, bad news for Cook stent business

    While Bloomington-based medical-device maker won approval for new bile duct stent, it has recalled its hot-selling arterial stent from all global markets.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Indianapolis Business Journal

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