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lancet

Syllabification: lan·cet
Pronunciation: /ˈlansət
 
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Definition of lancet in English:

noun

1A small, broad, two-edged surgical knife or blade with a sharp point.
Example sentences
  • Medical wastes are defined as discarded sharps (needles, scalpel blades, lancets, and broken glass) and potentially infectious wastes.
  • Discard the lancet into a biohazard sharps container.
  • ‘No one has a product on the market that will let people throw away their lancets,’ he says.
2A lancet arch or window.
Example sentences
  • Closer to home, the family remained engaged in local affairs, making large donations to St Andrews Martyr's Church, where a beautiful lancet known as Forgan's Window is still preserved.
  • Any heraldic information that appeared at the top of the central and right lancets has been lost.
  • From the high lancets, sunlight streamed in, and the dust motes flared like supernovae as they passed into the light.
2.1 [as modifier] Shaped like a lancet arch: a lancet clock
More example sentences
  • The sharply pointed lower ends are interpreted to have articulated in the alternating tiny furrows and ridges at the adoral extremity of each lancet plate surrounding the mouth.
  • The heraldic devices of the lancet tops and in the tracery lights represent other of Louis's and Francoise's possessions and ancestors.
  • Additional heraldic shields float in the foregrounds below the flanking scenes, as well as in the lancet cusps and the adjacent tracery openings above them.

Origin

late Middle English (also denoting a small lance): from Old French lancette, diminutive of lance 'a lance'.

Derivatives

lanceted

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The company designed and fabricated one new three-lanceted stained glass window for the Children's Chapel.

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