xyster

[ zis-ter ]
/ ˈzɪs tər /

noun

a surgical instrument for scraping bones.

Origin of xyster

< New Latin < Greek xystḗr scraping tool, equivalent to xys- (stem of xýein to scrape) + -tēr instrumental noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for xyster

xyster

/ (ˈzɪstə) /

noun

a surgical instrument for scraping bone; surgical rasp or file

Word Origin for xyster

C17: via New Latin from Greek: tool for scraping, from xuein to scrape, make smooth
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Medicine definitions for xyster

xyster

[ zĭstər ]

n.

A surgical instrument for scraping bones.
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