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scrub nurse

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.
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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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