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n.1.(Med.) See Stylet, 2.
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A tent, Latin tenta (from medieval Latin tentare, to try), is a surgical instrument of various shapes, also known as a specillum or mela in Renaissance handbooks, which is used to examine wounds or to cleanse them.
Mela: "a Chyrurgeons Instrument, called Specillum, the vulgar call it Tenta, a Tent, from trying.