(Sten"o*derm) n. [Gr. steno`s narrow, little + -derm.] (Zoöl.) Any species of bat belonging to the genus Stenoderma, native of the West Indies and South America. These bats have a short or rudimentary tail and a peculiarly shaped nose membrane.

(Sten`o*der"mine) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the genus Stenoderma, which includes several West Indian and South American nose-leaf bats.

(Sten"o*graph) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stenographed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stenographing ] To write or report in stenographic characters.

(Sten"o*graph), n. A production of stenography; anything written in shorthand.

I saw the reporters' room, in which they redact their hasty stenographs.

(Ste*nog"ra*pher) n. One who is skilled in stenography; a writer of shorthand.

(Sten`o*graph"ic Sten`o*graph"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. sténographique.] Of or pertaining to stenography.

(Ste*nog"ra*phist) n. A stenographer.

(Ste*nog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. steno`s narrow, close + graphy: cf. F. sténographie, G. stenographie.] The art of writing in shorthand, by using abbreviations or characters for whole words; shorthand.

(Ste*noph"yl*lous) a. [Gr. steno`s narrow + fy`llon leaf.] (Bot.) Having narrow leaves.

(||Ste*no"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. steno`s narrow.] (Med.) A narrowing of the opening or hollow of any passage, tube, or orifice; as, stenosis of the pylorus. It differs from stricture in being applied especially to diffused rather than localized contractions, and in always indicating an origin organic and not spasmodic.

(Sten"o*stome) a. [Gr. steno`s narrow, little + sto`ma mouth.] (Zoöl.) Having a small or narrow mouth; — said of certain small ground snakes which are unable to dilate their jaws.

(Stent) v. t. [Obs. imp. Stente ; obs. p. p. Stent.] [See Stint.] To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.

Then would he weep, he might not be stent.

Yet n'ould she stent
Her bitter railing and foul revilement.

(Stent), v. i. To stint; to stop; to cease.

And of this cry they would never stenten.

(Stent), n. An allotted portion; a stint. "Attain'd his journey's stent." Mir. for Mag.

(Stent"ing), n. An opening in a wall in a coal mine. [Written also stenton.] [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Sten"tor) n. [L. Stentor, Gr. .]

1. A herald, in the Iliad, who had a very loud voice; hence, any person having a powerful voice.

2. (Zoöl.) Any species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to the genus Stentor and allied genera, common in fresh water. The stentors have a bell-shaped, or cornucopia- like, body with a circle of cilia around the spiral terminal disk. See Illust. under Heterotricha.

3. (Zoöl.) A howling monkey, or howler.

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