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1. a pointed surgical knife with two sharp edges
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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 The lancet has been replaced by the scalpel in modern medical practice.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.