[suh-rinj, sir-inj]
a small device consisting of a glass, metal, or hard rubber tube, narrowed at its outlet, and fitted with either a piston or a rubber bulb for drawing in a quantity of fluid or for ejecting fluid in a stream, for cleaning wounds, injecting fluids into the body, etc.
any similar device for pumping and spraying liquids through a small aperture.
verb (used with object), syringed, syringing.
to cleanse, wash, inject, etc., by means of a syringe.

1375–1425; new singular formed from Late Latin sȳringēs, plural of sȳrinx syrinx; replacing late Middle English syring < Medieval Latin syringa

syringeful, adjective
unsyringed, adjective Unabridged
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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: syrinx]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from L.L. syringa, from Gk. syringa, acc. of syrinx "tube, hole, channel, shepherd's pipe," related to syrizein "to pipe, whistle, hiss," from PIE base *swer- (see susurration). Originally a catheter for irrigating wounds, the application to hypodermic needles is from 1884.
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Medical Dictionary

syringe sy·ringe (sə-rĭnj', sēr'ĭnj)

  1. An instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.

  2. A hypodermic syringe.

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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.
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Example sentences
But a doctor or a nurse still must put a syringe into the vial and draw out the
The voltage difference causes a jet of the solution to stream from syringe to
Still, when the syringe was full and the needle entered the flesh, it was clear
  there was a lot of pain.
Then, using a syringe or a pneumatic spray, the surgeon squirts the cells on to
  the wound.
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