Definitions for lancetˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lan•cetˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-(n.)

  1. a sharp-pointed surgical instrument, usu. with two edges, for making small incisions.

    Category: Surgery

  2. Category: Architecture

    Ref: lancet arch.; lancet window.

Origin of lancet:

1375–1425; late ME lancette < MF. See lance , -et

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lancet arch, lancet(noun)

    an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance

  2. lancet, lance(noun)

    a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions

Wiktionary

  1. lancet(Noun)

    A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venisection and for opening abscesses etc.

  2. Origin: From lancete diminutive of lance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lancet(noun)

    a surgical instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc

  2. Lancet(noun)

    an iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace

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