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[bis-tuh-ree] /ˈbɪs tə ri/
noun, plural bistouries.
a long, narrow surgical knife.
Origin of bistoury
1745-50; < French bistouri, Middle French bistorin < Upper Italian bistorino, for Italian pistorino pertaining to Pistoia, a city famous for its cutlery Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for bistoury


noun (pl) -ries
a long surgical knife with a narrow blade
Word Origin
C15: from Old French bistorie dagger, of unknown origin
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bistoury in Medicine

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

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