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EtymologyEdit

From French stylet (stiletto), from Middle French stilet (stiletto), from Old Italian stiletto. Doublet of stiletto.

NounEdit

stylet (plural stylets)

  1. An engraving tool, a stylus.
  2. (botany) A style of a plant's flower.
  3. (surgery) A slender medical probe or device.
    Synonym: style
  4. (weaponry) A poniard or stiletto.
  5. (zoology) A stiff, slender organ of an animal.
    Synonym: style
    • 2017, Danna Staaf, Squid Empire, ForeEdge, →ISBN, page 120:
      Even octopuses without stylets almost certainly retain the molecular machinery necessary to build them.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Italian stiletto.

NounEdit

stylet m (plural stylets)

  1. stiletto (blade)

Etymology 2Edit

From style +‎ -et.

NounEdit

stylet m (plural stylets)

  1. stylus
  2. (medicine) stylet