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

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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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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