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prick

(prĭk)
n.
1.
a. The act of piercing or pricking.
b. The sensation of being pierced or pricked.
2.
a. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
b. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
3. A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object.
v. pricked, pricking, pricks
v.tr.
1.
a. To puncture lightly.
b. To make (a hole) by puncturing something.
2. To spur (a horse).
3. To pierce the quick of (a horse's hoof) while shoeing.
v.intr.
1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
2. To feel a pang or twinge from being pricked.

prick

noun (slang)
(1) Penis.
(2) A person who acts in an inappropriate and/or rude manner; jerk.

verb To sustain an injury with a sharp object, in particular a needle.

prick

(prik)
To penetrate or puncture the skin with a sharp object, e.g., with a needle during phlebotomy or a test for allergen hypersensitivity.
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The data presented in Table 1 indicated that no evident growth of any inoculated fungi was noticed in 1 day after inoculation in either incision method or pin prick method.
False positive reactions to a skin prick test are well documented.
All underwent skin prick testing with the full-strength influenza vaccine along with saline and histamine controls.
Skin tests were read 15 minutes later and considered positive if the wheal was 3 mm larger than saline control pricks.
Prick test uygulanmadan onceki 15 gun icerisinde antihistaminik, kortikosteroid, bronkodilatator, mast hucre stabilizatorleri, immunsupresif ajanlar gibi test sonucunu etkileyebilecek topikal veya sistemik ilac kullanan hastalar calismaya dahil edilmedi.
He was a prick and pricks aren't famous for shouldering obligation.
It is also difficult for diabetics to prick their fingers every 20 minutes or so to get their blood sugar level reading to understand how their body reacts to the cup of tea or lunch they have just had.
Prick Up Your Ears is a fantastic film and can be seen at FACT on June 28 at 8.
When, in reality, he said he had the smallest prick around.
To perform the skin prick test, an allergist-immunologist injects the latex proteins suspected of causing allergic reactions under the skin or to a scratch or puncture wound on the patient's arm or back.
The risk was identical in girls who had one or more positive skin prick tests and lived within 50 m of a major road.