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hypodermic needle

noun
1.
a hollow needle used to inject solutions subcutaneously.
Origin of hypodermic needle
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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  • The thing in his fist was silver and sharp, a hypodermic needle.

    Measure for a Loner James Judson Harmon
  • Dr. Braun shrugged, located a hypodermic needle and prepared it.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • I've looked for the mark of a hypodermic needle, but there is none.

  • This can be done by means of a bulb attached to a hypodermic needle.

  • This is accomplished most readily with the hypodermic needle.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • Ethel had not as yet seen him use the hypodermic needle, nor did he care to have her.

    When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily
  • “Here,” she said, handing a hypodermic needle and a vial of tablets to the latter.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • She knew what that meant: it was an appeal for the hypodermic needle.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton
  • Patsy, however, was taught the use of the hypodermic needle, which Maud and Beth quite understood.

hypodermic needle in Medicine

hypodermic needle n.

  1. A hollow needle used with a hypodermic syringe.

  2. A hypodermic syringe including the needle.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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hypodermic needle in Science
hypodermic needle
  (hī'pə-dûr'mĭk)   
A hollow needle used in medical syringes to inject fluids into the body or draw fluids from it.
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