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noun [C] uk   /ˈlɑːn.sɪt/ us    /ˈlæn-/
a small knife with two cutting edges and a sharp point that a doctor uses when cutting the skin
Translations of “lancet”
in Chinese (Traditional) (醫生用的)柳葉刀,小刀…
in Chinese (Simplified) (医生用的)柳叶刀,小刀…
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