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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
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