stylet


stylet
/stuy"lit/, n.
1. a stiletto or dagger.
2. any similar sharp-pointed instrument.
3. Med.
a. a probe.
b. a wire run through the length of a catheter, cannula, or needle to make it rigid or to clear it.
[1690-1700; < F < MF stilet < It stiletto STILETTO; -y- < L stylus. See STYLE, STYLUS]

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Universalium. 2010.

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