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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]

sty·lette

(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): stylus (3) , stilus.
[It. stilletto, a dagger; dim. of L. stilus or stylus, a stake, a pen]

stylet

, stylette (stī-lĕt′) [Fr. stilette]
1. A small, sharp-pointed instrument for probing.
2. A wire used to pass through, stiffen or clear a cannula or catheter.

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]
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