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syringe

[suh-rinj, sir-inj] /səˈrɪndʒ, ˈsɪr ɪndʒ/
noun
1.
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.
2.
any similar device for pumping and spraying liquids through a small aperture.
verb (used with object), syringed, syringing.
3.
to cleanse, wash, inject, etc., by means of a syringe.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; new singular formed from Late Latin sȳringēs, plural of sȳrinx syrinx; replacing late Middle English syring < Medieval Latin syringa
Related forms
syringeful, adjective
unsyringed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for syringing

syringe

/ˈsɪrɪndʒ; sɪˈrɪndʒ/
noun
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
verb
3.
(transitive) to cleanse, inject, or spray with a syringe
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin, from Latin: syrinx
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Word Origin and History for syringing

syringe

n.

early 15c., from Late Latin syringa, from Greek syringa, accusative of syrinx "tube, hole, channel, shepherd's pipe," related to syrizein "to pipe, whistle, hiss," from PIE root *swer- (see susurration). Originally a catheter for irrigating wounds, the application to hypodermic needles is from 1884.

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syringing in Medicine

syringe sy·ringe (sə-rĭnj', sēr'ĭnj)
n.

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

  2. A hypodermic syringe.

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syringing in Science
syringe
  (sə-rĭnj')   
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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