|—n , pl -li, -luses|
|1.||Also called: style a pointed instrument for engraving, drawing, or writing|
|2.||a tool used in ancient times for writing on wax tablets, which was pointed at one end and blunt at the other for erasing mistakes|
|3.||a device attached to the cartridge in the pick-up arm of a record player that rests in the groove in the record, transmitting the vibrations to the sensing device in the cartridge. It consists of or is tipped with a hard material, such as diamond or sapphire|
|[C18: from Latin, variant of stilus writing implement; see |
stylus sty·lus (stī'ləs)
n. pl. sty·lus·es or sty·li (-lī)
A pencil-shaped structure.
A pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application; as a medicated bougie.