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lancet

[lan-sit, lahn-] /ˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-/
noun
1.
a small surgical instrument, usually sharp-pointed and two-edged, for making small incisions, opening abscesses, etc.
2.
Architecture.
  1. a lancet arch.
  2. a lancet window.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English lancette < Middle French. See lance1, -et
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  • The lancelet resembles a lancet, a double-bladed surgical knife.
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British Dictionary definitions for lancet

lancet

/ˈlɑːnsɪt/
noun
1.
Also called lance. a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges
2.
Word Origin
C15 lancette, from Old French: small lance
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Word Origin and History for lancet
n.

late 14c., launcet, from Old French lancette "small lance" (12c.), diminutive of lance (see lance (n.)).

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lancet in Medicine

lancet lan·cet (lān'sĭt)
n.
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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