Definition of bistoury in English:

bistoury

Line breaks: bis|toury
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪstʊri
 
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noun (plural bistouries)

  • A surgical knife with a long, narrow, straight or curved blade.
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    • Everything was recorded: Félix cut twice with the bistoury and eight times with scissors.
    • The instruments which he originally used were more often the bistoury or scalpel, although the clarinet was not absent in his life.
    • The cutting blade 1 of the bistoury and the mechanism for fitting it in the handle are known and therefore they are not described herein.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French bistouri, originally bistorie 'dagger', of unknown origin.

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