hypodermic needle


a hollow needle used to inject solutions subcutaneously.

Origin of hypodermic needle

First recorded in 1905–10
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hypodermic needle in Medicine

hypodermic needle


A hollow needle used with a hypodermic syringe.
A hypodermic syringe including the needle.
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hypodermic needle in Science

hypodermic needle


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