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lance

 [lans]
1. lancet.
2. to cut or incise with a lancet or similar instrument.

lance

(lans),
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
[L. lancea, a slender spear]

lance

(lăns)
n.
1.
a. A thrusting weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp metal head.
b. A similar implement for spearing fish.
2. A cavalry lancer.
3. Medicine See lancet.
tr.v. lanced, lancing, lances
1. To pierce with a lance.
2. Medicine To make a surgical incision in; cut into: lance a boil.

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.

lance

V. to cut into or incise a part, such as an abscess for the purposes of DRAINAGE of PUS or other fluid. In these days of disposable scalpel blades, the term is no longer used as a noun.

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a body part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
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In 1940, Lance left the teaching profession for a very rewarding career as an industrial chemist.
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There have been a number of studies characterizing the distribution and habitat use of Pacific Sand Lance in Alaska (Robards and others 1999b, 2002; Ostrand and others 2005; Johnson and others 2008) and British Columbia (Haynes and others 2007, 2008), but little is known about their population biology in the Salish Sea (Therriault and others 2009).