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another name for mock orange and lilac (sense 1)


1. 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.
2. any similar device for injecting, spraying, or extracting liquids by means of pressure or suction

What does it mean when you dream about a syringe?

A syringe is a fairly obvious symbol of male sexuality. A dream about being injected with a syringe can reflect concerns about one’s health, or it can be a more general anxiety dream if we have a particular dislike of shots and of having our blood drawn. It could also represent a feeling that we are being influenced by someone else. (See also Needle, Vaccination).


An apparatus commonly made of glass or plastic, fitted snugly onto a hollow needle, used to aspirate or inject fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Also known as hypodermic syringe.
A large glass barrel with a fitted rubber bulb at one end and a nozzle at the other, used primarily for irrigation purposes.
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Water samples were collected from non-autoclavable air-water syringes (AWS) in five dental units (A-Dec model 4200) in a clinic used for clinical instruction of dental hygiene students, using a previously described sampling protocol.
The primary purpose of this pilot study was to determine whether bacteria expressing a potential virulence factor were present in effluent water from dental air-water syringes.
Mayo JA, Brown CE: Effect of in-line bacteriological filters on numbers of heterotrophic bacteria in water emitted from non-autoclavable dental air-water syringes.