Fleam

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Fleam

(Science: surgery) a sharp instrument used for opening veins, lancing gums, etc.; a kind of lancet. Fleam tooth, a tooth of a saw shaped like an isosceles triangle; a peg tooth.

Origin: f. Flamme, OF. Flieme, fr. LL. Flevotomum, phlebotomum; cf. D. Vlijm. See phlebotomy.