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phlebotomy

[ fluh-bot-uh-mee ]
/ fləˈbɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural phle·bot·o·mies.Medicine/Medical.
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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Origin of phlebotomy

1350–1400; earlier flebotomye, phlebothomy (<Middle French flebotomie) <Medieval Latin phlebotomia,Late Latin <Greek phlebotomía (see phlebo-, -tomy); replacing Middle English fleobotomie<Medieval Latin fleobotomia, variant of phlebotomia
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British Dictionary definitions for phlebotomy

phlebotomy
/ (flɪˈbɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies
surgical incision into a veinAlso called: venesection

Derived forms of phlebotomy

phlebotomic (ˌflɛbəˈtɒmɪk) or phlebotomical, adjectivephlebotomist, noun

Word Origin for phlebotomy

C14: from Old French flebothomie, from Late Latin phlebotomia, from Greek
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Medical definitions for phlebotomy

phlebotomy
[ flĭ-bŏtə-mē ]

n.
The act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood.venesection venotomy
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Scientific definitions for phlebotomy

phlebotomy
[ flĭ-bŏtə-mē ]

The act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood.
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