Definition of lancet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɑːnsɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlænsɪt//
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a knife with a sharp point and two sharp edges, used by doctors for cutting skin and flesh A small needle or lancet is used to prick the finger so that a drop of blood can be collected and analysed. Word Originlate Middle English (also denoting a small lance): from Old French lancette, diminutive of lance ‘a lance’.
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