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[lan-sit, lahn-] /ˈlæn sɪt, ˈlɑn-/

a small surgical instrument, usually sharp-pointed and two-edged, for making small incisions, opening abscesses, etc.

Also called lance. a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges
short for lancet arch, lancet window

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

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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