Xyster definition

zĭstər
(obs.) A surgical instrument for scraping bones.
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A surgical instrument used to scrape bones.
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A surgical instrument for scraping bones.
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A surgical instrument for scraping bones.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
xyster
Plural:
xysters

Origin of xyster

  • Greek xūstēr scraper from xūein to scrape

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

  • From Ancient Greek ξυστήρ (ksustÄ“r, “xustÄ“r"), from ξύω (ksuō, “scrape").

    From Wiktionary