hypodermic syringe

noun

Definition of hypodermic syringe

: a small syringe used with a hollow needle for injection of material into or beneath the skin

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Examples of hypodermic syringe in a Sentence

the nurse filled a different hypodermic syringe for each injection
Recent Examples on the Web An uncapped hypodermic syringe was in the woman’s purse. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 3 July 2020 An officer found a hypodermic syringe under the driver’s seat. cleveland, 9 Apr. 2020 In the 1850s, the development of the hypodermic syringe allowed exact dosages of morphine to be delivered directly into a patient’s bloodstream, which would be key for field hospital amputations during the American Civil War. Jon Kelvey, Smithsonian, 13 Jan. 2017 The hypodermic syringe needle has been striking fear in patients since the 1850s. Gary Strauss, National Geographic, 14 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of hypodermic syringe

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypodermic syringe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypodermic%20syringe. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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hypodermic syringe

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hypodermic syringe

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Medical Definition of hypodermic syringe

: a small syringe used with a hollow needle for injection of material into or beneath the skin

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