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hypodermic syringe

a small glass piston or barrel syringe having a detachable, hollow needle for use in injecting solutions subcutaneously.
Also called syringe.
Origin of hypodermic syringe
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Well, if you will go to our room you will find a hypodermic syringe, which I think will tell the whole story.

  • This is injected beneath the skin with a hypodermic syringe.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • He must have been brought awake by a stimulant, for a white-coated figure was beside him, holding a hypodermic syringe.

    Security Poul William Anderson
  • "An hypodermic syringe and a supply of morphia," she informed him tranquilly.

    Afterwards Kathlyn Rhodes
  • Will you inject it with a hypodermic syringe between two impalpable plates to obtain were it only the wing of a fly?

  • It's a hypodermic syringe through which the student is supposed to get wisdom.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • He set them out on the table in order—the oranges, the phial, and the hypodermic syringe.

    The Mark Of Cain Andrew Lang
  • She did not see the hypodermic syringe he carried in his left hand.

    When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily
  • From his case he produced a hypodermic syringe and a box of tablets.

  • An injection was made in the left shoulder with a hypodermic syringe; the mark is quite fresh.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for hypodermic syringe

hypodermic syringe

(med) a type of syringe consisting of a hollow cylinder, usually of glass or plastic, a tightly fitting piston, and a hollow needle (hypodermic needle), used for withdrawing blood samples, injecting medicine, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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hypodermic syringe in Medicine

hypodermic syringe n.
A syringe with a calibrated barrel, plunger, and tip, used with a hypodermic needle for hypodermic injections and for aspiration.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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