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stylus

Pronunciation: sti'lus, sti'lus

Definition:

  1. Any pencil-shaped structure.
  2. A pencil-shaped medicinal preparation for external application (a medicated bougie, or a pencil or stick of silver nitrate or other caustic).

Synonym(s): stylet

[L. stilus or stylus, a stake or pen]

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