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n.1.(Med.) See Stylet, 2.
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This section is divided into sub-headings " Inspection and Intervention Equipment Probes / Specillum" ; " Holders /forceps" ; " Cutters"; " Other Instruments".
Inspection and Intervention Materials Probes / Specillum: 292 bronze, 24 iron and two silver bronzes, a total of 298 probe /probe pieces, and broken and/or unidentifiable 9 instruments and 13 bodkins unearthed in Allianoi were examined.
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.