cutdown

[ kuht-doun ]
/ ˈkʌtˌdaʊn /

noun

reduction; decrease; diminution: a cutdown in sales.
Surgery. the incision of a superficial vein in order to effect direct insertion of a catheter.

adjective

reduced in size.
abridged or condensed: They televised a cutdown version of the movie.

Origin of cutdown

First recorded in 1885–90; noun use of verb phrase cut down
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Medicine definitions for cutdown

cutdown
[ kŭtdoun′ ]

n.

The incision of a vein to facilitate the insertion of a cannula or needle, as for the administration of intravenous medication.venostomy
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