What is another word for lancets?

Pronunciation: [lˈansɪts] (IPA)

Lancets are small, sharp blades used for puncturing the skin for blood glucose testing or other medical procedures. There are a number of synonyms for the term "lancet" that are often used in medical settings. Some of the most common alternatives include "needles," "prickers," "sharps," and "blades." Each of these options describes a sharp tool used for piercing the skin, much like a lancet. Despite these options, "lancets" remains the most commonly used term in medical contexts due to its specificity and clarity in describing this specific tool.

What are the hypernyms for Lancets?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Lancets

I showed mun to the doctors, and they took blood from mun once and wanted to take more, but I wouldn't have that, for I'd a-seen what they was with their lancets if they was let alone; and at last they telled me that his mind was gone and wouldn't never come back.
"The Drummer's Coat"
J. W. Fortescue
The south room is similarly lighted by ten lancets in each of the north and south walls, and on the side next to the court by two dormer windows like those in the west room.
"The Care of Books"
John Willis Clark
Look, sir, there's teeth-sharp as lancets."
George Manville Fenn

Famous quotes with Lancets

  • Among the thirteenth-century windows the Western Rose alone seems to affect a rivalry in brilliance with the lancets, and carries it so far that the separate medallions and pictures are quite lost,— especially in direct sunshine,— blending in a confused effect of opals, in a delirium of color and light, with a result like a cluster of stones in jewelry. Assuming as one must, in want of the artist's instruction, that he knew what he wanted to do, and did it, one must take for granted that he treated the Rose as a whole, and aimed at giving it harmony with the three precious windows beneath. The effect is that of a single large ornament; a round breastpin, or what is now called a sun-burst, of jewels, with three large pendants beneath.
    Henry Adams
  • A young lady, being on a visit at a noble friend's mansion, was betrayed by complaisance into an admission that she was very fond of potted sprats, though she abhorred the sight, taste, and smell of them. This little falsehood brought her into a false position as respects her noble friend, who, to oblige her young guest, provided for her nothing but potted sprats.cathartics, diaphoretics, lancets, leeches, blisters, and glysterssoon introduced debility, epilepsy, and catalepsy; which, to the astonishment of no one but the doctors, introduced death, who ended the false position.
    Alexander Bryan Johnson

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