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a stiletto or dagger.
any similar sharp-pointed instrument.

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


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

(zoology) any small pointed bristle-like part

stylet sty·let (stī-lět’, stī’lĭt)

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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