January 2009
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1549
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "needle" is presented. This term refers to a pointed instrument used for stitching, puncturing, ligaturing or cannulating. It may be appear in various shapes and sizes, such as straight or semicircular. There are several types of needles, such as cataract needle, obturator needle and scalp vein needle.


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