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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English launcet, from Old French lancete, a diminutive of lance [1].

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lancet (plural lancets)

  1. A sharp, pointed, two-edged surgical instrument used in venesection and for opening abscesses etc.
  2. A small, sterile single-use needle used to draw a drop of blood for testing, as with a glucometer.
  3. (metallurgy) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  4. (architecture) A high narrow window, terminating in an arch acutely pointed, often double or triple, common in the first half of the 13th century.
    • 2014, Richard Powers, Orfeo, W. W. Norton & Company, page 234:
      He looked away, into the cavernous space emptying of people. Up in the galleries and behind the choir, the wide window lancets were sheets of black.

HyponymsEdit

  • (sharp surgical instrument): fleam

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VerbEdit

lancet (third-person singular simple present lancets, present participle lanceting, simple past and past participle lanceted)

  1. To pierce with a lancet.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “lancet”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

lancet

  1. Alternative form of launcet