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lancet (n.)

"small, sharp surgical instrument," late 14c., launcet, from Old French lancette "small lance" (12c.), diminutive of lance (see lance (n.)).

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Definitions of lancet

lancet (n.)
an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance;
Synonyms: lancet arch
lancet (n.)
a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions;
Synonyms: lance
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