auto-injector

noun
au·​to-in·​ject·​or | \ ˌȯ-tō-in-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce auto-injector (audio) \
variants: or less commonly autoinjector

Definition of auto-injector

medical
: a device for injecting oneself with a single, preloaded dose of a drug that typically consists of a spring-loaded syringe activated when the device is pushed firmly against the body

First Known Use of auto-injector

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Auto-injector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auto-injector. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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auto-injector

noun
au·​to-in·​ject·​or | \ ˌȯ-(ˌ)tō-ˌin-ˈjek-tər How to pronounce auto-injector (audio) \
variants: also autoinjector

Medical Definition of auto-injector

: a device for injecting oneself with a single, preloaded dose of a drug that typically consists of a spring-loaded syringe activated when the device is pushed firmly against the body Some parents and health officials say epinephrine auto-injectors should be as common in schools as defibrillators are, so immediate help would be available to any student suffering anaphylaxis …— Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, The Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2011

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