stylet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French stylet (stiletto), from Middle French stilet (stiletto), from Old Italian stiletto

Noun[edit]

stylet (plural stylets)

  1. A slender medical probe or device.
  2. (zoology) A stiff, slender organ of an animal.
  3. (botany) A style of a plant's flower.
  4. A stiletto or poniard.
  5. An engraving tool, a stylus.