- a probe.
- a wire run through the length of a catheter, cannula, or needle to make it rigid or to clear it.
Examples from the Web for stylet
Leaves alternate, pinnate with stylet in place of the odd leaflet.
The question being asked, 'How can the stylet be procured to satisfy curiosity?'Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.|John Timbs
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.
Stylet: a small style or stiff process: one of the piercing mouth structures in Diptera and Hemiptera.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
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