Definition of venipuncture in English:


Syllabification: ven·i·punc·ture
Pronunciation: /ˈvēnəˌpəNGkCHər, ˈvenə-
(chiefly British also venepuncture)


chiefly North American
  • The puncture of a vein as part of a medical procedure, typically to withdraw a blood sample or for an intravenous injection.
    More 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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