hypodermic needle

a hollow needle used to inject solutions subcutaneously.


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hypodermic needle n.

  1. A hollow needle used with a hypodermic syringe.

  2. A hypodermic syringe including the needle.

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hypodermic needle   (hī'pə-dûr'mĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A hollow needle used in medical syringes to inject fluids into the body or draw fluids from it.
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Example sentences
Essentially, the vaccine consists of these irradiated parasites packed into a
  hypodermic needle.
Any such furnishing of a hypodermic needle or syringe without a prescription
  must be recorded in a book by the furnisher.
Also, electronic prescriptions for hypodermic needle and/or syringes
  prescription are not currently allowed.
The smallpox vaccine is not given with a hypodermic needle.
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