stint vs stent :

stint or 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.”

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

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

  • Kinsler to begin rehab stint, might return Sunday
    Kinsler to begin rehab stint, might return Sunday
    June 13, 2013 - CBS Sports
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Seattle Mariners
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    June 13, 2013 - Zimbio