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noun

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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Medical definitions for scrub nurse

scrub nurse
[ skrŭb ]

n.

A nurse who assists the surgeon in the operating room.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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