sentinel

(redirected from sentineled)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

sentinel

/sen·ti·nel/ (sen´tĭ-n'l) one who gives a warning or indicates danger.

sentinel

a recording mechanism, such as an animal, a farm or a veterinarian, posted explicitly to record a possible occurrence or series of occurrences in a prospective surveillance program.

sentinel loop
a distended loop of small intestine associated with acute pancreatitis; visible in abdominal x-rays.