1. A surgical instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc.

2. <chemistry> An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace. Lancet arch A large, voracious, deep-sea fish (Alepidosaurus ferox), having long, sharp, lancetlike teeth. The doctor, or surgeon fish.

Origin: F. Lancette, dim. Of lance lance. See Lance.

(01 Mar 1998)

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