venesection

or ven·i·sec·tion

[ ven-uh-sek-shuhn, vee-nuh- ]
/ ˌvɛn əˈsɛk ʃən, ˌvi nə- /

noun Surgery.

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Origin of venesection

1655–65; <New Latin or Medieval Latin vēnae sectiō cutting of a vein; see vein, section
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British Dictionary definitions for venesection

venesection
/ (ˈvɛnɪˌsɛkʃən) /

noun

surgical incision into a vein

Word Origin for venesection

C17: from New Latin vēnae sectiō; see vein, section
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Medical definitions for venesection

venesection
[ vĕnĭ-sĕk′shən, vēnĭ- ]

n.

phlebotomy
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