needlestick

noun nee·dle·stick \ ˈnē-dᵊl-ˌstik \

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

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needlestick

noun nee·dle·stick \ ˈnēd-ᵊl-ˌstik \

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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