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finger-stick

adjective \ -ˌstik \

medical Definition of finger-stick

:relating to or being a blood test for which blood is obtained by a finger stick
  • a finger-stick test for blood sugar

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noun \ -ˌstik \

medical Definition of finger stick

:an instance of pricking the skin of a finger to obtain blood from a capillary

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