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

2. (Science: 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.

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Comparative Blood Cell Profile

... and doing a simple Wright's stain. We used to just toss all of the waste into the regular trash. But human blood (and associated items such as lancets and slides) is now considered medical waste, which can only be handled by licensed facilities here, and with the additional precautions necessary ...

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by Darby
Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:08 pm
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Topic: Comparative Blood Cell Profile
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