needlestick

noun
nee·​dle·​stick | \ ˈnē-dᵊl-ˌstik How to pronounce needlestick (audio) \

Definition of needlestick

: an accidental puncture of the skin with an unsterilized instrument (such as a syringe)

called also needlestick injury

First Known Use of needlestick

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Needlestick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/needlestick. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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needlestick

noun
nee·​dle·​stick | \ ˈnēd-ᵊl-ˌstik How to pronounce needlestick (audio) \

Medical Definition of needlestick

: an accidental puncture of the skin with an unsterilized instrument (as a syringe)

called also needlestick injury

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