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bistoury

[ bis-tuh-ree ]

noun

, plural bis·tou·ries.
  1. a long, narrow surgical knife.


bistoury

/ ˈbɪstərɪ /

noun

  1. a long surgical knife with a narrow blade


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bistoury1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of bistoury1

C15: from Old French bistorie dagger, of unknown origin

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Example Sentences

The cardinal had his perineum opened by La Peyronie's bistoury; but he might have confessed and communicated before the operation.

This done, a clean incision is made with the bistoury or the scalpel in the direction of the vessels.

This should be picked up with the forceps, and a further incision made with the bistoury.

This, if a fistula is present, may be best done with a blunt-pointed bistoury, or with a cannulated director and a scalpel.

Perhaps the most heroic consists in opening the joint capsule with a bistoury or with the actual cautery.

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