Stylet meaning

stī-lĕt, stīlĭt
A slender, pointed instrument or weapon, such as a stiletto.
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A small, stiff, needlelike organ or appendage, such as a piercing mouthpart of an aphid or other hemipteran insect.
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A slender, pointed weapon; esp., a stiletto.
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A small, stiff, needlelike organ or appendage, such as a piercing mouthpart of an aphid or other hemipteran insect.
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A slender medical probe or device.
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(zoology) A stiff, slender organ of an animal.
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(botany) A style of a plant's flower.
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An engraving tool, a stylus.
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Origin of stylet

  • French from Italian stiletto stiletto stiletto

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French stylet (“stiletto"), from Middle French stilet (“stiletto"), from Old Italian stiletto

    From Wiktionary