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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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Abstract--Pacific Sand Lance (Ammodytes personatus) are energy-rich schooling fish that are thought to be important drivers of marine food webs in Alaska (USA) and British Columbia (Canada).
Pacific Sand Lance (Ammodytes personatus; Orr and others 2015) are energy-rich schooling fish (Van Pelt and others 1997; Anthony and others 2000) that constitute important prey for a variety of marine fishes, birds, and mammals, including federally listed vulnerable species (Hobson 1986; Robards and others 1999a; Bertram and Kaiser 1993; Trites and others 2007; Hipfner and Greenwood 2008; Williams and Buck 2010).
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