lancet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English launcet, from Old French lancete, a diminutive of lance [1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lancet (plural lancets)

  1. A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venesection and for opening abscesses etc.
  2. A small, sterile single-use needle used to draw a drop of blood for testing, as with a glucometer.
  3. (metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace[2].
  4. (architecture) A high narrow window, terminating in an arch acutely pointed, often double or triple, common in the first half of the 13th century.
    • 2014, Richard Powers, Orfeo, W. W. Norton & Company, page 234:
      He looked away, into the cavernous space emptying of people. Up in the galleries and behind the choir, the wide window lancets were sheets of black.

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (sharp surgical instrument): fleam

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Verb[edit]

lancet (third-person singular simple present lancets, present participle lanceting, simple past and past participle lanceted)

  1. To pierce with a lancet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “lancet”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. ^ 1874, Edward H. Knight, American Mechanical Dictionary

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lancet

  1. Alternative form of launcet

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French lancette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lancet m inan

  1. lancet (sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument)
  2. lancet (small, sterile, single-use needle)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lancet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lancet in Polish dictionaries at PWN