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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.
a. A lancet arch.
b. A lancet window.
[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of lance, lance; see lance.]
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
[C15 lancette, from Old French: small lance]
lan•cet(ˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-)
1. a sharp-pointed surgical instrument, usu. with two edges, for making small incisions.
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|Noun||1.||lancet - 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
lancet[ˈlɑːnsɪt] n (MEDICINE) → bistouri m
n (Med) → Lanzette f
lancet[ˈlɑːnsɪt] n (Med) → bisturi m inv
n. lanceta, instrumento quirúrgico;
v. abrir con una lanceta.