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xyster

[zis-ter] /ˈzɪs tər/
noun
1.
a surgical instrument for scraping bones.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek xystḗr scraping tool, equivalent to xys- (stem of xýein to scrape) + -tēr instrumental noun suffix
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xyster

/ˈzɪstə/
noun
1.
a surgical instrument for scraping bone; surgical rasp or file
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek: tool for scraping, from xuein to scrape, make smooth
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Word Origin and History for xyster
n.

"surgical instrument for scraping bones," 1680s, from Greek xyster, from xyein "to scrape," from PIE root *kes- (1) "to scrape."

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xyster in Medicine

xyster xys·ter (zĭs'tər)
n.
A surgical instrument for scraping bones.

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