Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
  • noun A hypodermic syringe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Same as syrinx, 3.
  • noun In entomology, same as syringium.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To inject by means of a syringe.
  • transitive verb To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.
  • noun 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.
  • noun See Garden.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
  • noun 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.
  • verb To clean or inject fluid by means of a syringe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
  • noun a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English syryng, from Medieval Latin sȳringa, from Late Latin, injection, from Greek sūrinx, sūring-, shepherd's pipe.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French seringue, from Medieval Latin syringa, from Ancient Greek σῦριγξ (sŷrinx, "pipe, syrinx"). Compare syrinx.

Examples

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  • The term syringe also has an interesting etymology. really breathstaking .. good to know the origin of these commomnly used fields.

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  • derived from Syrinx, because of its reedlike shape.

    October 26, 2007