Lancet definition

lănsĭt
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(medicine) A surgical knife with a short, wide, pointed double-edged blade, used especially for making punctures and small incisions.
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A small, pointed surgical knife, usually two-edged, used for making small incisions, skin punctures, etc.
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A lancet arch.
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A lancet window.
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A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venesection and for opening abscesses etc.
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(metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.

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A surgical knife with a short, wide, pointed double-edged blade, used especially for making punctures and small incisions.
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A small needle used to prick the skin, as to obtain blood samples for testing blood glucose levels, especially one designed to fit into a specially designed lancing device.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lancet
Plural:
lancets

Origin of lancet

  • Middle English from Old French diminutive of lance lance lance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French lancete diminutive of lance.

    From Wiktionary