Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈshärp\

Medical Definition of SHARP

:  a medical instrument (as a scalpel, hypodermic needle, or breakable culture dish) that is sharp or may produce sharp pieces by shattering <stuck by a sharp left in the workplace>—usually used in plural <a container for sharps>


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