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1. a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges
2. short for lancet arch, lancet window
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a surgical instrument with a double-edged blade, formerly used for lancing abscesses, opening veins (for bloodletting), and scarifying the skin (for vaccination). The lancet has been replaced by the scalpel in modern medical practice.

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A sharp-pointed, double-edged cutting instrument used to make small incisions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lancet, lancet window

1. A narrow window with a sharp pointed arch typical of English Gothic architecture from ca. 1150 to ca. 1250.
2. One light shaped like a lancet window.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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