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bis·tou·ry

(bis'tū-rē),
A long, narrow-bladed knife, with a straight or curved edge and sharp or blunt point (probe-point); used for opening or slitting cavities or hollow structures.
[Fr. bistouri, fr. It. dialect bistori, perh. fr. Pistoia, Italy]
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bistoury

(bĭs′tə-rē)
n. pl. bistou·ries
A long, narrow surgical knife for minor incisions.
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bis·tou·ry

(bis'tū-rē)
A long, narrow-bladed knife, with a straight or curved edge and sharp or blunt point (probe-point); used for opening or slitting cavities or hollow structures.
[Fr. bistouri, fr. It. dialect bistori, perh. fr. Pistoia, Italy]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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After that, the kidney blood vessels were separated from adjacent tissues by means of anatomic pincers and number 15 bistouries. Later, length and diameter measurements of the vessels were taken, using a caliper ruler (Mitutoyo, Tokyo-Japan) (Table I).