A small poniard; a stiletto.
2. (Science: surgery) An instrument for examining wounds and fistulas, and for passing setons, and the like; a probe, called also specillum. A stiff wire, inserted in catheters or other tubular instruments to maintain their shape and prevent clogging.
Origin: F, dim. Of style; cf. It. Stiletto. See Stiletto.
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This question was asked about #5: This animal reproduce by laying eggs in its shed exoskeleton. It also eats by using its stylets to pierce moss and leaves to suck and drink the juices. This animal also gets its own phylum. The response was: You might just be on the right track, although ...
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