a nurse specially trained to assist surgeons in the operating room and serving as part of the surgically clean medical team handling instruments during an operation.
scrub nurse n.
A nurse who assists the surgeon in the operating room.
noun 1. any of several oaks, as Quercus ilicifolia and Q. prinoides, characterized by a scrubby manner of growth, usually found in dry, rocky soil.
noun 1. any of several pines, as the jack pine, characterized by a scrubby or irregular manner of growth, usually found in dry, sandy soil.
- Scrub round
verb 1. (intransitive, preposition) (informal) to waive; avoid or ignore: we can scrub round the rules
verb (used with object), scrubbed, scrubbing. 1. to rub hard with a brush, cloth, etc., or against a rough surface in washing. 2. to subject to friction; rub. 3. to remove (dirt, grime, etc.) from something by hard rubbing while washing. 4. Chemistry. to remove (impurities or undesirable components) from a gas by chemical means, […]