[ bis-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈbɪs tə ri /

noun, plural bis·tou·ries.

a long, narrow surgical knife.

Words nearby bistoury

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bistoury

/ (ˈbɪstərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a long surgical knife with a narrow blade

Word Origin for bistoury

C15: from Old French bistorie dagger, of unknown origin
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Medical definitions for bistoury

[ bĭstə-rē ]


A long, narrow-bladed knife used for opening abscesses or for slitting sinuses and fistulas.
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