- a device consisting of a narrow tube fitted at one end with a rubber bulb or piston by means of which a liquid can be drawn in and then ejected in a stream: used to inject fluids into, or extract fluids from, body cavities, to cleanse wounds, etc.
- hypodermic syringe
Origin of syringeMiddle English siringe from Medieval Latin sirynga from Classical Greek syrinx (gen. syringos), a reed, pipe, probably from Indo-European base an unverified form two-, a tube from source Sanskrit t??a, a quiver
transitive verb-·ringed′, -·ring′ing
- A medical instrument used to inject fluids into the body or draw them from it.
- A hypodermic syringe.
Origin of syringeMiddle English syryng from Medieval Latin séringa from Late Latin injection from Greek sūrinx sūring- shepherd's pipe
- Syringe mostly refers specifically to medical devices for injecting drugs into a human body or drawing blood from one (other human fluids), but the broader definition sees occasional use, particularly in specialized fields.
(third-person singular simple present syringes, present participle syringing, simple past and past participle syringed)