- reduction; decrease; diminution: a cutdown in sales.
- Surgery. the incision of a superficial vein in order to effect direct insertion of a catheter.
- reduced in size.
- abridged or condensed: They televised a cutdown version of the movie.
Origin of cutdown
Examples from the Web for cutdown
Historical Examples of cutdown
And what, specifically, did you do pursuant to the cutdown on his leg?
I believe he was in there and did the—he helped Dr. Curtis with the cutdown, the initial cutdown.
After I had completed the cutdown, I went around to the right side of the patient and saw the head wound.
Will you describe in lay language what you mean by a cutdown in relationship to what they did in this case?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- The incision of a vein to facilitate the insertion of a cannula or needle, as for the administration of intravenous medication.venostomy