lancet

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French lancete, a diminutive of lance.

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Noun[edit]

lancet (plural lancets)

  1. A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venesection and for opening abscesses etc.
  2. (metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
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Hyponyms[edit]

  • (sharp surgical instrument): fleam

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References[edit]

  • Webster's International Dictionary 1902.

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