A surgical knife with a narrow blade used to open abscesses or fistulas.
Webster's New World
A long, narrow surgical knife for minor incisions.
American Heritage Medicine
A narrow-bladed surgical knife.
Other Word Forms of Bistoury
Origin of Bistoury
French bistouri perhaps from Italian dialectal bistori from bistorino , of Pistoia from Latin Pistōrium , Pistoia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French bistouri. Compare Spanish bisturí.
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