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scrub suit

See scrubs.


1. low trees and bushes. Called also browse. Edible enough for livestock to graze them especially when more conventional feed is short. Lopping of this material for feeding is a husbandry practice in some arid zones. Lends itself to indigestion in ruminants because of its indigestibility, especially if it is the main article of diet.
2. to cleanse by vigorous scrubbing with a brush. See also surgical scrub (below).

scrub animal
one from grade parents, non-descript and not showing the predominant characteristics of any breed. Generally applied to agricultural animals.
scrub ironbark
brideliaexalta, B. leichhardtii.
scrub-itch mite
scrub kurrajong
pimeleamicrocephala, P. pauciflora.
see scrub (2).
scrub suit
the outer, protective clothing worn by operating room personnel. Usually specially prepared within the hospital's sterilizing facility to minimize contamination in the surgical suite.
surgical scrub
the ritualistic presurgical preparation of hands and arms by surgeons and their assistants. Includes thorough, vigorous and systematic cleaning with a brush of all skin surfaces. Persons prepared in this manner are then considered 'scrubbed-up', ready to take part in the surgical procedure, and are not allowed to touch any nonsterile surfaces.
scrub tick
see ixodesholocyclus.
scrub typhus
a disease of humans transmitted by Trombicula akamushi and resident in rodents which serve as reservoirs. Called also Japanese river fever, tsutsugamushi disease.
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The new scrub suits are a great way of maintaining our high record of infection control.
The company manufactures a broad range of products ranging from scrub suits and coveralls designed to resist blood and liquid-borne and air-borne pathogens to more traditional products, such as facial tissues, paper towels and napkins.
Staff also now wear scrub suits with the hospital name and their position embroidered on them.
Furthermore, the legislation does not apply to other disposable surgical garments - such as scrub suits and warm-up jackets - that are also made entirely from synthetic fibers.
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Yesterday Mrs Burke said that all staff should wear security identity cards but some staff forget when they changed into their uniform to scrub suits.