stylet


sty·let

noun \stī-ˈlet, ˈstī-lət\

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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