bistoury definition

  • noun:
    • A long, thin medical blade for minor incisions.
    • A narrow-bladed surgical knife.
    • A surgical tool comprising a slender knife, often straight or curved, generally utilized by introducing it under the part becoming split, and cutting to the surface.
    • a tiny, slim surgical knife, with a straight, convex, or concave edge, and a-sharp or dull point, employed for making incisions and other functions.

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