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hypodermic needle

noun
1.
a hollow needle used to inject solutions subcutaneously.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for hypodermic needle
  • 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.
  • Smallpox vaccine is not given with a hypodermic needle.
  • Each nematocyst contains a trigger and a venomous barb, similar to a hypodermic needle.
hypodermic needle in Medicine

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 in Science
hypodermic needle
  (hī'pə-dûr'mĭk)   
A hollow needle used in medical syringes to inject fluids into the body or draw fluids from it.
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