bistoury

bistoury

[bis-tuh-ree]
noun, plural bistouries.
a long, narrow surgical knife.

Origin:
1745–50; < French bistouri, Middle French bistorin < Upper Italian bistorino, for Italian pistorino pertaining to Pistoia, a city famous for its cutlery

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bistoury (ˈbɪstərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
a long surgical knife with a narrow blade
 
[C15: from Old French bistorie dagger, of unknown origin]

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bistoury bis·tou·ry (bĭs'tə-rē)
n.
A long, narrow-bladed knife used for opening abscesses or for slitting sinuses and fistulas.

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