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venepuncture Line breaks: vene|punc¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛnɪˌpʌŋ(k)tʃə/
(chiefly North American also venipuncture)

Definition of venepuncture in English:


[mass noun]
The puncture of a vein as part of a medical procedure, typically to withdraw a blood sample or for an intravenous injection.
Example sentences
  • All the blood samples were drawn by venipuncture by medical workers and were coded in the Occupational Medicine Unit.
  • We banded each bird with an aluminum or anodized color band and took two 500 - L blood samples via venipuncture of the brachial vein.
  • Alcohol is the preferred skin preparation for immunizations and venipuncture for blood collection.


1920s: from Latin vena 'vein' + puncture.

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