lancet definition

  • noun:
    • drug A surgical knife with a quick, wide, pointed double-edged knife, used specifically for making punctures and small incisions. Also known as lance.
    • Architecture A lancet arch.
    • Architecture A lancet window.
    • A-sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical tool utilized in venisection and opening abscesses etc.
    • A surgical knife-like tool of varied types, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, as well as in opening abscesses, etc.
    • An iron club utilized for tapping a melting furnace.
    • a tiny lance or javelin.
    • a tiny medical instrument, sharp-pointed and usually two-edged, utilized in bloodletting as well as in opening tumors, abscesses, etc.
    • In arch., a lancet-window; an arch of lancet form.
    • In entomology, among the lower set of piercing body organs inside dipterous lips; the scalpella: expected by Kirby and Spence to portray the maxillæ for the haustellate lips.
    • an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
    • a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged knife; used for punctures and tiny incisions

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