American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
- n. A hypodermic syringe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A portable hydraulic instrument of the pump kind, commonly employed to draw in a quantity of water or other fluid, and to squirt or eject it forcibly. In its simplest form it consists of a small cylindrical tube with an air-tight piston fltted with a rod and handle. The lower end of the cylinder terminates in a small tube; on this being immersed in any fluid, and the piston then drawn up, the fluid is forced into the body of the cylinder by the atmospheric pressure, and by pushing back the piston to the bottom of the cylinder the contained fluid is expelled in a small jet. The syringe is used by surgeons and others for washing wounds, for injecting fluids into the body, and for other purposes. A larger form is used for watering plants, trees, etc. The syringe is also used as a pneumatic machine for condensing or exhausting the air in a close vessel, but for this purpose two valves are necessary.
- n. Same as syrinx, 3.
- n. In entomology, same as syringium.
- To inject by means of a pipe or syringe; wash and cleanse by injections from a syringe.
- To make use of a syringe; inject fluid with a syringe.
- n. In the head of a hemipterous insect, a chamber beneath the pharynx and extending to the grooves of the setæ in the beak. The salivary ducts open into it, and it is supposed to propel the product of the salivary glands toward the tips of the setæ.
- n. A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
- n. A device consisting of a hypodermic needle, a chamber for containing liquids, and a piston for applying pressure (to inject) or reducing pressure (to draw); a hypodermic syringe.
- v. To clean or inject fluid by means of a syringe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of small hand-pump for throwing a stream of liquid, or for purposes of aspiration. It consists of a small cylindrical barrel and piston, or a bulb of soft elastic material, with or without valves, and with a nozzle which is sometimes at the end of a flexible tube; -- used for injecting animal bodies, cleansing wounds, etc.
- v. To inject by means of a syringe.
- v. To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.
- v. spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
- n. a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
- From French seringue, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sŷrinx, "pipe, syrinx"). Compare syrinx. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English syryng, from Medieval Latin sȳringa, from Late Latin, injection, from Greek sūrinx, sūring-, shepherd's pipe. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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