the act or practice of opening a vein for letting or drawing blood as a therapeutic or diagnostic measure; venesection; bleeding.
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How to use phlebotomy in a sentence
Adams wants to get phlebotomy training for the rest of her staff, but it’s $2,000 per person.Babies Are Dying of Syphilis. It’s 100% Preventable. | by Caroline Chen, photography by Talia Herman, special to ProPublica | November 1, 2021 | ProPublica
As was the case for phlebotomy, the number of ills that were supposedly relieved by cupping was enormous.
The great vogue in phlebotomy inspired the invention of ingenious instruments.
It is assumed that its appearance would be familiar to every one, since phlebotomy was so common.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times | John Stewart Milne
Although Celsus practised phlebotomy, he discountenanced very strongly its excessive use.Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine | James Sands Elliott
As phlebotomy was one of the chief sources of profit to the barbers, they adopted a sign emblematical of this operation.Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2) | Edward Hazen
British Dictionary definitions for phlebotomy
surgical incision into a vein: Also called: venesection
- phlebotomic (ˌflɛbəˈtɒmɪk) or phlebotomical, adjective
- phlebotomist, noun
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Scientific definitions for phlebotomy
The act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood.
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