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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: man'drin

Definition: A stiff wire or stylet inserted in the lumen of a soft catheter to give it shape and firmness while passing through a hollow tubular structure.

Synonym(s): mandrel2, mandril

[Fr. mandrin, mandrel]

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