hypodermic needle

  1. a hollow needle used to inject solutions subcutaneously.

Origin of hypodermic needle

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby hypodermic needle

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How to use hypodermic needle in a sentence

  • Murder by the hypodermic needle, no doubt, would escape detection often enough were it not for circumstances.

  • The psychiatrist had taken a leather case from his pocket and was selecting a hypodermic needle.

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  • Zarathustra has entered the blood of the German people like a virus from a hypodermic needle.

Scientific definitions for hypodermic needle

hypodermic needle

[ hī′pə-dûrmĭk ]

  1. A hollow needle used in medical syringes to inject fluids into the body or draw fluids from it.

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