Definition of venesection in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌvɛnɪˈsɛkʃ(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛnɪsɛkʃ(ə)n/


Another term for phlebotomy.
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.


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

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