Definitions for lancetˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-
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lan•cetˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-(n.)
a sharp-pointed surgical instrument, usu. with two edges, for making small incisions.
Ref: lancet arch.; lancet window.
Origin of lancet:
1375–1425; late ME lancette < MF. See lance , -et
lancet arch, lancet(noun)
an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venisection and for opening abscesses etc.
Origin: From lancete diminutive of lance.
a surgical instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc
an iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace
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