hypodermic needle


a hollow needle used to inject solutions subcutaneously.

Nearby words

  1. hypoderm,
  2. hypoderma,
  3. hypodermatosis,
  4. hypodermic,
  5. hypodermic injection,
  6. hypodermic syringe,
  7. hypodermic tablet,
  8. hypodermis,
  9. hypodermoclysis,
  10. hypodontia

Origin of hypodermic needle

First recorded in 1905–10

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Medicine definitions for hypodermic needle

hypodermic needle


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

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Science definitions for hypodermic needle

hypodermic needle


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