Definition of venesection in English:


Syllabification: ven·e·sec·tion
Pronunciation: /ˈvēnəˌsekSHən, ˈvenə-


Another term for phlebotomy.
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  • Increased venesection and requests for specimens are also likely to have psychological costs for the patients.
  • I did a venesection in the same vein, the left arm had been on President Kennedy.
  • Thirty had raised serum concentrations of transferrin and started regular venesection; four had liver abnormalities.


mid 17th century: from medieval Latin venae sectio(n-) 'cutting of a vein'.

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