|syringe (ˈsɪrɪndʒ, sɪˈrɪndʒ)|
|1.||med an instrument, such as a hypodermic syringe or a rubber ball with a slender nozzle, for use in withdrawing or injecting fluids, cleaning wounds, etc|
|2.||any similar device for injecting, spraying, or extracting liquids by means of pressure or suction|
|3.||(tr) to cleanse, inject, or spray with a syringe|
|[C15: from Late Latin, from Latin: |
syringe sy·ringe (sə-rĭnj', sēr'ĭnj)
An instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
A hypodermic syringe.
|syringe (sə-rĭnj') Pronunciation Key
A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it. Syringes have several different forms. Bulb syringes are usually made of rubber and work by squeezing the bulb to expel a fluid from it, as in ear irrigation. Needle syringes have hypodermic needles attached to plastic or glass tubes that contain plungers to create force or suction.