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Pronunciation: bis′tū-rē

Definition: A long, narrow-bladed knife, with a straight or curved edge and sharp or blunt point (probe-point); used for opening or slitting cavities or hollow structures.

[Fr. bistouri, fr. It. dialect bistori, perh. fr. Pistoia, Italy]

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