Associations to the word «Lancet»


LANCET, noun. A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venesection and for opening abscesses etc.
LANCET, noun. (metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
LANCET ARCH, noun. (architecture) A sharp pointed arch used in doors and windows, etc. This type of architecture was peculiar to England in the 13th Century.

Dictionary definition

LANCET, noun. An acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance.
LANCET, noun. A surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions.

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