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venipuncture

or venepuncture

[ven-uh-puhngk-cher, vee-nuh-] /ˈvɛn əˌpʌŋk tʃər, ˈvi nə-/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes or for collecting blood specimens for analysis.
Origin of venipuncture
1900-1905
1900-05; variant of venepuncture with -i-
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British Dictionary definitions for venipuncture

venipuncture

/ˈvɛnɪˌpʌŋktʃə/
noun
1.
(med) the puncturing of a vein, esp to take a sample of venous blood or inject a drug
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venipuncture in Medicine

venipuncture ve·ni·punc·ture or ve·ne·punc·ture (vē'nĭ-pŭngk'chər, věn'ĭ-)
n.
Puncture of a vein, as for drawing blood, intravenous feeding, or the administration of medicine.

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