hypodermic needle


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hypodermic needle

n.
1. A hollow needle used with a hypodermic syringe.
2. A hypodermic syringe including the needle.
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hy·po·der·mic needle

(hī′pə-dûr′mĭk)
A hollow needle used in medical syringes to inject a fluid beneath the skin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypodermic needle - a hollow needlehypodermic needle - a hollow needle      
hypodermic, hypodermic syringe, hypo - a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
needle - a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
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Translations

hypodermic needle

n(Injektions)nadel f
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A SHOPKEEPER has said he was threatened with a hypodermic needle after he tried to stop a man from stealing laundry washing liquid.
A MOTHER has spoken of her "shock" after her 10-year-old daughter spotted a hypodermic needle lying on a path by a school.
A FARTOWN man has appeared in court accused of threatening a shop worker with a hypodermic needle.
Pinard allegedly threatened to stab the two men with a hypodermic needle if they did not let him go.
He was found on the bathroom floor with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his left arm and a charred spoon beside him.
The arrests came after a 30-year woman felt a sharp pain in her thigh, which was later confirmed as a puncture wound thought to have been inflicted by a hypodermic needle.
He said that this test is painless and easier to administer than the traditional skin test with a hypodermic needle.
The report recommended the city install more trash cans and public toilets, provide soap, water and hand basins, step up waste collection, implement a vermin-control programme and monitor for hypodermic needle litter.
Allan England picked up the hypodermic needle to dispose of it responsibly and to stop others from getting injured.
The youngster's parents believe he was stabbed by a fellow pupil with a discarded hypodermic needle, but school bosses say the instrument has never been found.
As part of the research, which was funded by The British Skin Foundation, volunteers received an injection by one of two types of micro-needle (of two different micro-needle lengths), or a 25-gauge hypodermic needle and syringe - the standard, or commonly used size - into one of their buttocks.
He had claimed to have a hypodermic needle, shouted that he had AIDS, then spat and brandished bottles.