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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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Thomas Freeman of North Dakota State University, Fargo, used scanning electron microscopy to determine that mite stylets are 10 micrometers long, certainly long enough to penetrate frond surface cells, which he showed are only 1 or 2 micrometers thick.
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During feeding by ACP nymphs and adults on plant hosts, the stylets were fully or partially extended while the base of the compact stylet bundle was housed in the labial groove (Figs.
The first clinical association of LP with epidermoid tumours was made by Choremis et al in 1956, the risk factors being multiple punctures and use of spinal needles without introducers and stylets (5-7).
Unlike other stylets, the new rigid stylet, made of stainless steel, is reusable and can be cleaned easily along with other surgical instruments, using an autoclave.
In a series of lab tests, the researchers found that aphids responded to the alarm pheromone by removing their feeding tubes, or stylets, from barley leaves and crawling out of test areas.