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Meaning of LANCET

Pronunciation:  'lansit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
  2. [n]  an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance

LANCET is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lance, lancet arch
 See Also: Gothic arch, surgical knife



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lan"cet\, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See
1. A surgical instrument of various forms, commonly
   sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in
   opening abscesses, etc.

2. (Metal.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.

{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.

{Lancet fish}. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A large, voracious, deep-sea fish ({Alepidosaurus
       ferox}), having long, sharp, lancetlike teeth.
   (b) The doctor, or surgeon fish.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A fine, sharp-pointed blade or needle for pricking the skin.