syringe


1sy·ringe

noun \sə-ˈrinj also ˈsir-inj\

: a device made of a hollow tube and a needle that is used to force fluids into or take fluids out of the body

Full Definition of SYRINGE

:  a device used to inject fluids into or withdraw them from something (as the body or its cavities): as
a :  a device that consists of a nozzle of varying length and a compressible rubber bulb and is used for injection or irrigation
b :  an instrument (as for the injection of medicine or the withdrawal of bodily fluids) that consists of a hollow barrel fitted with a plunger and a hollow needle
c :  a gravity device consisting of a reservoir fitted with a long rubber tube ending with an exchangeable nozzle that is used for irrigation of the vagina or bowel

Examples of SYRINGE

  1. <the syringe the nurse was leveling at my arm looked to me to be at least 10 inches long>

Origin of SYRINGE

Middle English syring, from Anglo-French siringe, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Late Latin, injection, from Greek syring-, syrinx panpipe, tube
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with SYRINGE

2syringe

transitive verb
sy·ringedsy·ring·ing

Definition of SYRINGE

:  to irrigate or spray with or as if with a syringe

First Known Use of SYRINGE

1610

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

sy·ringe

noun \sə-ˈrinj also ˈsir-inj\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYRINGE

: a device used to inject fluids into or withdraw them from something (as the body or its cavities): as a : a device that consists of a nozzle of varying length and a compressible rubber bulb and is used for injection or irrigation <an ear syringe> b : an instrument (as for the injection of medicine or the withdrawal of bodily fluids) that consists of a hollow barrel fitted with a plunger and a hollow needle c : a gravity device consisting of a reservoir fitted with a long rubber tube ending with an exchangeable nozzle that is used for irrigation of the vagina or bowel
syringe transitive verb, sy·ringed sy·ring·ing

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