Lancet Lan"cet, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See {Lance}.] 1. A surgical knife-like instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metal.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Lancet arch} (Arch.), a pointed arch, of which the width, or span, is narrow compared with the height.

{Lancet architecture}, a name given to a style of architecture, in which lancet arches are common; -- peculiar to England and 13th century. [1913 Webster]

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  • lancet — [lan′sit] n. [ME lancettis, pl. < OFr lancette, dim. of lance, LANCE] 1. a small, pointed surgical knife, usually two edged, used for making small incisions, skin punctures, etc. 2. a) LANCET ARCH b) LANCET WINDOW …   English World dictionary

  • Lancet — Lancet, the a British magazine for doctors and other people in the medical profession, produced by the British Medical Association. The Lancet provides reports on recent developments, new drugs and medical treatments etc. →↑JAMA →↑New England… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lancet — Porté notamment dans le département du Nord et en Belgique, le nom était également attesté autrefois en Haute Saône et en Haute Savoie. Il est aujourd hui présent aussi en Guyane. Plusieurs sens semblent possibles : d abord l ancien français… …   Noms de famille

  • lancet — late 14c., launcet, from O.Fr. lancette small lance (12c.), dim. of lance (see LANCE (Cf. lance) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lancet — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. lancetecie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 8}}med. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} mały nóż chirurgiczny o obosiecznym ostrzu {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}2. {{/stl 12}}{{stl …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • lancet — ► NOUN ▪ a small, broad two edged surgical knife with a sharp point. ORIGIN Old French lancette small lance …   English terms dictionary

  • Lancet — The Lancet  The Lancet {{{nomorigine}}} Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lancet — The Lancet Beschreibung Fachzeitschrift Fachgebiet Medizin Sprache Englisch Verlag Elsevier (Großbritannien) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lancet — noun Date: 15th century 1. a sharp pointed and commonly 2 edged surgical instrument used to make small incisions 2. a. lancet window b. lancet arch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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