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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.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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scrub-nurse in Medicine

scrub nurse n.
A nurse who assists the surgeon in the operating room.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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