[lan-sit, lahn-]
a small surgical instrument, usually sharp-pointed and two-edged, for making small incisions, opening abscesses, etc.

1375–1425; late Middle English lancette < Middle French. See lance1, -et Unabridged
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lancet (ˈlɑːnsɪt)
1.  Also called: lance a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges
2.  lancet arch short for lancet window
[C15 lancette, from Old French: small lance]

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Word Origin & History

1392, from O.Fr. lancette "small lance," dim. of lance.
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Medical Dictionary

lancet lan·cet (lān'sĭt)
A surgical knife with a short, wide, pointed double-edged blade, used especially for making punctures and small incisions. Also called lance.

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Example sentences
Lancet always has good stuff, and there's the exercise industry don't laugh, they have people who understand physiology.
The lancelet resembles a lancet, a double-bladed surgical knife.
Along comes an ant, which swallows a slime ball loaded with hundreds of lancet flukes.
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