Definition of venesection in English:

venesection

Line breaks: vene|sec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌvɛnɪˈsɛkʃ(ə)n
 
, ˈvɛnɪ-/

noun

  • another term for phlebotomy.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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