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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A small slender straight or curved surgical knife sharp-pointed or probe-pointed.

Usage examples (35)
  • Then with a hidden bistoury or a knife concealed in
  • Relating to bile, the bile ducts, or the gallbladder; transporting bile. bistoury
  • This should be picked up with the forceps, and a further incision made with the bistoury.
  • The secretary took the bistoury from the bowl containing the sublimate and handed it to me with a bow. for more
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