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Meaning of stylet

sty•let

Pronunciation: (stī'lit), [key]
— n.
  1. a stiletto or dagger.
  2. any similar sharp-pointed instrument.
    1. a probe.
    2. a wire run through the length of a catheter, cannula, or needle to make it rigid or to clear it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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