|a. a wire for insertion into a flexible cannula or catheter to maintain its rigidity or patency during passage|
|b. a slender probe|
|2.||zoology any small pointed bristle-like part|
|[C17: from French stilet, from Old Italian |
stylet sty·let (stī-lět', stī'lĭt)
A fine wire that is run through a catheter, cannula, or hollow needle to keep it stiff or clear of debris.
A slender surgical probe. Also called stylus.