hypodermic syringe

  1. a small glass piston or barrel syringe having a detachable, hollow needle for use in injecting solutions subcutaneously.

Origin of hypodermic syringe

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby hypodermic syringe

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How to use hypodermic syringe in a sentence

  • He must have been brought awake by a stimulant, for a white-coated figure was beside him, holding a hypodermic syringe.

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  • On the floor a hypodermic syringe and his Russia leather wallet, both empty, were lying.

    I Walked in Arden | Jack Crawford
  • The eyelid is everted and a drop of the solution is injected into the cyst with a hypodermic syringe.

  • But this evening I hunted through its pockets looking for a mislaid letter, and I found my hypodermic syringe.

    The Lost Despatch | Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • She lighted a lamp, flew into a recess near the stove, and came back with a hypodermic syringe.

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British Dictionary definitions for hypodermic syringe

hypodermic syringe

  1. 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

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