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stylet

noun sty·let \stī-ˈlet, ˈstī-lət\

Definition of STYLET

1
a :  a slender surgical probe
b :  a thin wire inserted into a catheter to maintain rigidity or into a hollow needle to maintain patency
c :  a pointed instrument (as for graving)
2
:  a relatively rigid elongated organ or appendage (as a piercing mouthpart) of an animal
3
:  stiletto
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Origin of STYLET

French, from Middle French stilet stiletto, from Old Italian stiletto — more at stiletto
First Known Use: 1697
Medical Dictionary

stylet

noun sty·let \stī-ˈlet, ˈstī-lət\

Medical Definition of STYLET

1
also sty·lette \stī-ˈlet\ a :  a slender surgical probe b :  a thin wire inserted into a catheter to maintain rigidity or into a hollow needle to maintain patency
2
:  a relatively rigid elongated organ or appendage (as a piercing mouthpart) of an animal

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