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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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