a surgical knife with a narrow blade used to open abscesses or fistulas
Origin of bistouryFrench bistouri ; from bistourner, to deform, castrate ; from Old French bestorner, distort
A long, narrow surgical knife for minor incisions.
Origin of bistouryFrench bistouri, perhaps from Italian dialectal bistori, from bistorino, of Pistoia, from Latin Pist&omacron;rium, Pistoia.
- A narrow-bladed surgical knife.
From French bistouri. Compare Spanish bisturí.