Xyster
Xyster Xys"ter, n. [NL., fr. Gr. xysth`r a scraper.] (Surg.) An instrument for scraping bones. [1913 Webster]

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  • xyster — (n.) surgical instrument for scraping bones, 1680s, from Gk. xyster, from xyein to scrape, from PIE root *kes to scrape …   Etymology dictionary

  • xyster — [zis′tər] n. [ModL < Gr xystēr < xyein, to scrape < IE base * kes , to scrape > HARDS] Obs. a surgical instrument for scraping bones …   English World dictionary

  • Xyster — (v. gr.), ein Schabeisen zum Abschaben der Knochen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Xyster — A xyster (IPA|/ˈzɪs.tɚ/) is a surgical instrument for scraping bones and other firm tissues …   Wikipedia

  • xyster — /zis teuhr/, n. a surgical instrument for scraping bones. [ < NL < Gk xystér scraping tool, equiv. to xys (s. of xýein to scrape) + ter instrumental n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • xyster — xys·ter (zisґtər) [Gr. xystēr scraper] rasp (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • xyster — /zis teuhr/, n. a surgical instrument for scraping bones. [ < NL < Gk xystér scraping tool, equiv. to xys (s. of xýein to scrape) + ter instrumental n. suffix] …   Useful english dictionary

  • xyster — noun /ˈzɪst.r̩/ A surgical instrument used to scrape bones …   Wiktionary

  • xyster — n. surgical tool used to scrape bones …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xyster — /ˈzɪstə/ (say zistuh) noun a surgical instrument for scraping bones. {Greek: scraping tool} …   Australian English dictionary

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