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stylet

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noun sty·let \stī-ˈlet, ˈstī-lət\

Medical Definition of stylet

  1. 1 also stylette \stī-ˈlet\play a:  a slender surgical probeb:  a thin wire inserted into a catheter to maintain rigidity or into a hollow needle to maintain patency

  2. 2:  a relatively rigid elongated organ or appendage (as a piercing mouthpart) of an animal





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