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stylus

 [sti´lus]
1. stylet.
2. a pencil or stick, as of caustic.

sty·lus

, stilus (stī'lŭs, stī'lŭs),
1. Any pencil-shaped structure.
2. A pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application (for example, a medicated bougie, or a pencil or stick of silver nitrate or other caustic).
3. Synonym(s): stylet
[L. stilus or stylus, a stake or pen]

stylus

/sty·lus/ (sti´lus)
1. stylet.
2. a pencil-shaped medicinal preparation, as of caustic.

stylus

[stī′ləs]
1 a fine probe.
2 a wire inserted into a catheter to stiffen it.
3 a device that imprints electric activity and wave patterns on electrocardiographic, electroencephalographic, or similar graphic recordings.

sty·lus

(stī'lŭs)
1. Any pencil-shaped structure.
2. A pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application.
3. Synonym(s): stylette.
[L. stilus or stylus, a stake or pen]

stylus

a pointed process.

sty·lus

(stī'lŭs)
Any pencil-shaped structure or pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application.
[L. stilus or stylus, a stake or pen]

stylus,

n an ancient writing instrument. It has assumed importance in gnathology because a well-pointed stylus can be slid on dust-covered glass with a minimum of friction, thereby making the jaw-writing data more accurate.
stylus, surgical indicator,
n a small pointed instrument devised to mark the spot in the tissue where the intramucosal inserts will be placed. Styluses are seated in prepared depressions in the denture base and mark the mucosal tissue by puncturing it.
stylus tracer,
stylus tracing,

stylus

1. a stylet.
2. a pencil or stick, as of caustic.
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