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lan·cet

 (lăn′sĭt)
n.
1. Medicine
a. A surgical knife with a short, wide, pointed double-edged blade, used especially for making punctures and small incisions. Also called lance.
b. 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.
2. Architecture
a. A lancet arch.
b. A lancet window.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of lance, lance; see lance.]

lancet

(ˈlɑːnsɪt)
n
1. (Tools) Also called: lance a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges
2. (Surgery) Also called: lance a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges
3. (Architecture) short for lancet arch, lancet window
[C15 lancette, from Old French: small lance]

lan•cet

(ˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-)

n.
1. a sharp-pointed surgical instrument, usu. with two edges, for making small incisions.
[1375–1425; late Middle English lancette < Middle French. See lance, -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lancet - an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lancelancet - an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
Gothic arch - a pointed arch; usually has a joint (instead of a keystone) at the apex
2.lancet - a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
surgical knife - a very sharp knife used in surgery
Translations
ланцет
llanceta
lancet
lansett
ланцет

lancet

[ˈlɑːnsɪt]
A. Nlanceta f
B. CPD lancet arch Nojiva f aguda
lancet window Nventana f ojival

lancet

[ˈlɑːnsɪt] n (MEDICINE)bistouri m

lancet

n (Med) → Lanzette f

lancet

[ˈlɑːnsɪt] n (Med) → bisturi m inv

lan·cet

, lance
n. lanceta, instrumento quirúrgico;
v. abrir con una lanceta.

lancet

n lanceta; diabetic — lanceta para diabéticos; — device lancetero
References in classic literature ?
taking a lancet from his pocket, and drawing near to Ahab's arm.
He clasped his hands in despair at the picture of pecuniary compulsion which his fancy had conjured up -- his own golden life-blood spouting from him in great jets of prodigality, under the lancet of Mrs.
Well, then," said he, "you hold the basin"; and with that he took his lancet and opened a vein.
He applied his cups several times, and every time struck his lancet into the same place; having drawn away a large quantity of blood, he healed the orifices with three lumps of tallow.
See, I have provided a lancet and will open your veins, while you lie quiet.
He had evidently been schooling himself as to all sorts of little things, and remembered them, but he almost managed to sit down on his silk hat, which men don't generally do when they are cool, and then when he wanted to appear at ease he kept playing with a lancet in a way that made me nearly scream.
When they underwent the operation of the lancet, the doctor's wife and another lady were present; both beautiful women.
Todd to send his lancet, and to come himself; and— ha
Nevertheless, timid and inexperienced at the start, it sweeps out, grows larger, restrains itself, and dares no longer dart upwards in spires and lancet windows, as it did later on, in so many marvellous cathedrals.
The Doctor still read from cover to cover his Lancet and his Medical Journal, attended all professional gatherings, worked himself into an alternate state of exaltation and depression over the results of the election of officers, and reserved for himself a den of his own, in which before rows of little round bottles full of glycerine, Canadian balsam, and staining agents, he still cut sections with a microtome, and peeped through his long, brass, old-fashioned microscope at the arcana of nature.
He took a knife out of his pocket, with a lancet in it.
The road to Farringdon ran along one side of it, and the brook by the side of the road; and above the brook was another large, gentle, sloping pasture-land, with a footpath running down it from the churchyard; and the old church, the originator of all the mirth, towered up with its gray walls and lancet windows, overlooking and sanctioning the whole, though its own share therein had been forgotten.