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.
(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
any similar device for injecting, spraying, or extracting liquids by means of pressure or suction
(transitive) to cleanse, inject, or spray with a syringe
syringe sy·ringe (sə-rĭnj’, sēr’ĭnj)
An instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
A hypodermic syringe.
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.
adjective, Ornithology. 1. of, relating to, or connected with the syrinx. syringeal sy·rin·ge·al (sə-rĭn’jē-əl) adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a syrinx.
syringectomy syr·in·gec·to·my (sĭr’ĭn-jěk’tə-mē) n. See fistulectomy.
syringitis syr·in·gi·tis (sĭr’ĭn-jī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the eustachian tube.
syringobulbia sy·rin·go·bul·bi·a (sə-rĭng’gō-bŭl’bē-ə) n. The abnormal presence of a fluid-filled cavity in the brainstem, analogous to syringomyelia.