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lance

 [lans]
1. lancet.
2. to cut or incise with a lancet or similar instrument.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lance

(lans),
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
[L. lancea, a slender spear]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a body part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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