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venepuncture

[ven-uh-puhngk-cher, vee-nuh-]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. venipuncture.
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Origin of venepuncture

1920–25; vene- (see venesection) + puncture

venipuncture

or ven·e·punc·ture

[ven-uh-puhngk-cher, vee-nuh-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes or for collecting blood specimens for analysis.
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Origin of venipuncture

1900–05; variant of venepuncture with -i-
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British Dictionary definitions for venepuncture

venepuncture

noun
  1. a variant spelling of venipuncture
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venipuncture

venepuncture

noun
  1. med the puncturing of a vein, esp to take a sample of venous blood or inject a drug
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venepuncture in Medicine

venipuncture

n.
  1. Puncture of a vein, as for drawing blood, intravenous feeding, or the administration of medicine.
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