Syringe vs Syringelike - What's the difference?

syringe | syringelike |


As a noun syringe

is a device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.

As a verb syringe

is to clean or inject fluid by means of a syringe.

As an adjective syringelike is

resembling or characteristic of a syringe.

syringe

Noun

(en noun)
  • A device used for injecting or drawing fluids through a membrane.
  • 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.
  • Usage notes

    * Syringe mostly refers specifically to medical devices for injecting drugs into a human body or drawing blood from one (or other human fluids), but the broader definition sees occasional use, particularly in specialized fields.

    See also

    * inject * intravenous * needle * shoot up

    Verb

    (syring)
  • To clean or inject fluid by means of a syringe.
  • Have your ears syringed , they're so dirty!

    syringelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of a syringe.
  • * 1983 , Robert Farris Thompson, Flash of the spirit: African and Afro-American art and philosophy?
  • In addition, some artists actually sometimes seal sacred liquid within the hollow, syringelike handle of the fan.
  • * 1998 , John D McEachran, Janice D Fechhelm, Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes
  • Pipefishes are slender and elongate, with a syringelike mouth and body encased in dermal plates arranged in series of rings.
  • * 1998 , Vincent C Madama, Pulmonary function testing and cardiopulmonary stress testing?
  • Using a large, syringelike device, a known volume of air is moved into and out of the spirometer in order to provide a test signal.