Definition of bistoury in English:
noun (plural bistouries)
A surgical knife with a long, narrow, straight or curved blade.
- 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.
mid 18th century: from French bistouri, originally bistorie 'dagger', of unknown origin.
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