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scrub nurse

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noun
  1. a nurse specially trained to assist surgeons in the operating room and serving as part of the surgically clean medical team handling instruments during an operation.

Origin of scrub nurse

First recorded in 1925–30
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scrub nurse in Medicine

scrub nurse

(skrŭb)
n.
  1. A nurse who assists the surgeon in the operating room.
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