Stylet



noun
1.
a stiletto or dagger.
2.
any similar sharp-pointed instrument.
3.
Medicine/Medical.

a probe.
a wire run through the length of a catheter, cannula, or needle to make it rigid or to clear it.

noun
1.
(surgery)

a wire for insertion into a flexible cannula or catheter to maintain its rigidity or patency during passage
a slender probe

2.
(zoology) any small pointed bristle-like part

stylet sty·let (stī-lět’, stī’lĭt)
n.

A fine wire that is run through a catheter, cannula, or hollow needle to keep it stiff or clear of debris.

A slender surgical probe. Also called stylus.

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