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LANCET (from Fr. lancette, dim. of la...

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 152 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LANCET (from Fr. lancette, dim. of lance, lance), the name given to a surgical instrument, with a narrow two-edged blade and a lance-shaped point, used for opening abscesses, &c. The term is applied, in architecture, to a form of the pointed arch, and to a window of which the head is a lancet-arch.
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