Medical Dictionary

stylet

noun sty·let \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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