noun, plural phle·bot·o·mies. Medicine/Medical.
- phlebotomus fever,
- phlebotomus fever virus,
- phlegmasia alba dolens,
- phlegmasia cerulea dolens
Origin of phlebotomy
Examples from the Web for phlebotomy
In the picture of the interior of a barber's shop, a patient is undergoing the operation of phlebotomy (figure 11).At the Sign of the Barber's Pole|William Andrews
Some of the worst cases of clavus, probably, that have ever been seen were developed in the old days of phlebotomy.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie
The practitioners of phlebotomy, and the fees paid for the operation, have differed widely.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson
The great vogue in phlebotomy inspired the invention of ingenious instruments.
They had up Dr. Brash at me—I mind his horn specs, and him looking at my tongue and ordering a phlebotomy.Gilian The Dreamer|Neil Munro
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for phlebotomy
"bloodletting," c.1400, flebotomye, from Old French flebotomie (13c., Modern French phlébotomie), from medical Latin phlebotomia, from Greek phlebotomia "blood-letting," from phlebotomos "opening veins," from phleps (genitive phlebos) "vein" + -tomia "cutting of," from tome "a cutting" (see tome).