American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A slender, pointed instrument or weapon, such as a stiletto.
- n. A surgical probe.
- n. A fine wire that is run through a catheter, cannula, or hollow needle to keep it stiff or clear of debris.
- n. Zoology A small, stiff, needlelike organ or appendage, such as the feeding organ of a tardigrade.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slender pointed instrument; a stiletto.
- n. In surgery, the perforator of a trocar; the stiffening wire or rod in a flexible catheter; sometimes, a probe. Also stilette.
- n. In zoology, a little style; also, a style; specifically, in entomology, one of the second of the t hree pairs of rhabdites or appendages of the abdominal sternites entering into the formation of the ovipositor. See cut under Arctisca.
- n. Specifically— Same as cercopod. Compare style, 2 .
- n. In fishes, one of the slender rays of bone on or above the base of the ribs; the epipleural.
- n. A slender medical probe or device.
- n. zoology A stiff, slender organ of an animal.
- n. botany A style of a plant's flower.
- n. A stiletto or poniard.
- n. An engraving tool.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small poniard; a stiletto.
- n. An instrument for examining wounds and fistulas, and for passing setons, and the like; a probe, -- called also
- n. A stiff wire, inserted in catheters or other tubular instruments to maintain their shape and prevent clogging.
- n. (Zoöl.) Any small, more or less rigid, bristlelike organ.
- n. small needlelike appendage; especially the feeding organ of a tardigrade
- From French stylet ("stiletto"), from Middle French stilet ("stiletto"), from Old Italian stiletto (Wiktionary)
- French, from Italian stiletto, stiletto; see stiletto. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For my own use I have taken off the ratchet-locking device for all general work, to be reapplied on the rare occasions when it is required.] _Bronchoscopic and esophagoscopic grasping forceps_ are of the tubular type, that is, a stylet carrying the jaws works in a slender tube so that traction on the stylet draws the V of the open jaws into the lumen of the tube, thus causing the blades to approximate.”
“The needle stylet was removed and a 1-mm fiber-optic micro endoscope was introduced into the needle sheath to allow direct visualization of the bipolar cord cauterization procedure.”
“Modified stylet technique for tenting of amniotic membranes.”
“The leafhopper acquires the phytoplasma while feeding by inserting its stylet a long, slender hollow feeding structure into the phloem of infected plants and withdrawing the phytoplasma with the plant sap.”
“Molecular filters in the stylet excluded mere cerebrospinal fluid, which was clear and colorless, so that all that was harvested was a concentrated solution of nanites.”
“A fitted stylet turned the counting mechanism and a bell rang.”
“Species parasitic on invertebrates have a slightly modified stylet of the same nature to pierce the cuticle of their prey, for the purpose of feeding on haemolymph.”
“Je tenais l'appareil de la main gauche mais c'etait sans compter sur mes super tremblements et alors arrivé a la "roue" ou l'on doit tourner le stylet le plus vite possible la c'etait meme pas la peine l'image etait pu du tout cadrée vu que ca bougeait dans tous les sens!”
“La roue elle, quand elle apparait, il faut se mettre a tourner son stylet le plus vite possible afin de faire monter une jauge!”
“Quand le cercle touche la pastille HOP il faut la taper avec le stylet!”
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