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xyster

[ zis-ter ]
/ ˈzɪs tər /
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noun
a surgical instrument for scraping bones.
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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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