stab drain n.
A drain passed into a cavity through a puncture made adjacent to a surgical wound to prevent the wound from becoming infected.
stabilate sta·bi·late (stā’bə-lāt’) n. A population of organisms similar to but more stable than a strain and maintained in viable condition for a particular purpose.
adjective 1. fixed in position; stable. 2. Medicine/Medical. resistant to physical or chemical changes. noun 3. a piece of abstract sculpture having immobile units constructed of sheet metal, wire, or other material and attached to fixed supports. Compare mobile (def 10). noun 1. (arts) a stationary abstract construction, usually of wire, metal, wood, etc Compare […]
[stey-buh-lim-i-ter, stab-uh-] /ˌsteɪ bəˈlɪm ɪ tɛr, ˌstæb ə-/ noun 1. stabilograph.
verb (used with object), stabilized, stabilizing. 1. to make or hold stable, firm, or steadfast. 2. to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity: The government will try to stabilize the cost of living. 3. Aeronautics. to put or keep (an aircraft) in stable equilibrium, as by some special device. verb (used without […]