- a probe.
- a wire run through the length of a catheter, cannula, or needle to make it rigid or to clear it.
Words nearby stylet
How to use stylet in a sentence
To locate a suitable place to penetrate her host, the female mosquito vibrates her stylets, a bit like starting up a drill.
It’s on the end of this stylet that receptors AsOr8 and AaOr49 are located.
We then let the shutter fall, when the little stylet will inscribe a certain number of vibrations.
Leaves abruptly pinnate, the place of the odd leaflet taken by a stylet.
Leaves opposite, abruptly pinnate with a stylet in place of the odd leaflet.
Leaves 1½–2° long, opposite, abruptly pinnate, a thick stylet taking the place of the odd leaflet.
It contained three instruments all of silver, a cyathiscomele, a grooved director, and a plain double-ended stylet.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
British Dictionary definitions for stylet
- a wire for insertion into a flexible cannula or catheter to maintain its rigidity or patency during passage
- a slender probe