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stylet

 [sti´let]
1. a wire run through a catheter or cannula to render it stiff or to remove debris from its lumen.
2. a slender probe.

sty·let

, stylette (stī'let, stī-let'),
1. A flexible metallic rod inserted in the lumen of a flexible catheter to stiffen it and give it form during its passage.
2. A slender probe.
Synonym(s): style, stylus (3) , stilus
[It. stilletto, a dagger; dim. of L. stilus or stylus, a stake, a pen]

stylet

/sty·let/ (sti´lit)
1. a wire run through a catheter or cannula to render it stiff or to remove debris from its lumen.
2. a slender probe.

stylet

(stī-lĕt′, stī′lĭt)
n.
1.
a. A surgical probe.
b. A fine wire that is run through a catheter, cannula, or hollow needle to keep it stiff or clear of debris.
2. Zoology A small, stiff, needlelike organ or appendage, such as a piercing mouthpart of an aphid or other hemipteran insect.

stylet

[stī′lət, stīlet′]
Etymology: It, stiletto, dagger
a thin metal probe for inserting into or passing through a needle, tube, or catheter to clean the hollow bore or for inserting into a soft, flexible catheter to make it stiff as the catheter is placed in a vein or passed through an orifice of the body. Also spelled stilet, stilette.

sty·lette

, stylet (stī-let', stī'let)
1. Flexible metallic rod inserted in lumen of flexible catheter to stiffen and give it form during its passage.
2. Slender probe.
[It. stilletto, a dagger; dim. of L. stilus or stylus, a stake, a pen]

stylet,

n a wire inserted into a soft catheter or cannula to secure rigidity; a fine wire inserted into a hollow needle to maintain patency.

stylet

1. a wire run through a catheter or cannula to render it stiff or to remove debris from its lumen.
2. a slender probe.
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A total of 296 cytological specimens (148 x 2) were obtained for puncture with or without a stylet (Table 2).
The factors examined in this study that increased the rate of unsuccessful LP were age <12 months, not using sedation, late removal of the stylet and increased movement of the patient.
Two digital reconstructions (A and B), both from 13 histological slices (117 [micro]m total thickness) of the route of penetration of white mango scale stylet bundle in mango leaves.
However, we successfully insert Trachway from the limited mouth opening to identify the tip site of FFB and vocal cord due to the design of the rigid and curved stylet.
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Though this may occasionally provide a view of the larynx, tracheal intubation is often difficult, as the position of the misplaced device now does not match that of the specifically shaped rigid stylet.
Octopus stylets, thought to represent a highly reduced internal shell, consist of a pair of small, widely separated chitinouslike rods embedded within the mantle muscle (Bizikov 2004).
Use of the lighted stylet to aid direct laryngoscopy.
The injuries to the two grasses were caused by the insertion of the stylet in the leaf epidermis, through the stomata, causing the leaves to lose pigmentation.
The detached protection led to the catheter tip being exposed to the stylet of the mandrel.