- a long, narrow surgical knife.
Origin of bistoury
1745–50; < French bistouri, Middle French bistorin < Upper Italian bistorino, for Italian pistorino pertaining to Pistoia, a city famous for its cutlery
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In the second place, I do not propose to open the chest with the bistoury.
Once, as she passed him a bistoury, he deliberately placed his fine hand over her fingers and smiled into her eyes.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The mere thought of surgical instruments, a bistoury or a lance, makes me dizzy.The Companions of Jehu
Alexandre Dumas, pre
Thenceforward the world was an oyster, to be opened with scalpel and with bistoury by Owen Saxham.The Dop Doctor</p>
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Bistoury, forceps and tubes suitable for performing tracheotomy.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
- a long surgical knife with a narrow blade
C15: from Old French bistorie dagger, of unknown origin
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- A long, narrow-bladed knife used for opening abscesses or for slitting sinuses and fistulas.
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