finger-stick

adjective
\ -ˌstik How to pronounce finger-stick (audio) \

Medical Definition of finger-stick

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

finger stick

noun
\ -ˌstik How to pronounce finger stick (audio) \

Medical Definition of finger stick (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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