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 LatinPistōrium , Pistoia
- A narrow-bladed surgical knife.
From French bistouri. Compare Spanish bisturí.