venesection

or ven·i·sec·tion

[ven-uh-sek-shuh n, vee-nuh-]

Origin of venesection

1655–65; < New Latin or Medieval Latin vēnae sectiō cutting of a vein; see vein, section

venisection

or ven·e·sec·tion

[ven-uh-sek-shuh n, vee-nuh-]
noun Surgery.
  1. phlebotomy.

Origin of venisection

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British Dictionary definitions for venesection

venesection

noun
  1. surgical incision into a vein

Word Origin for venesection

C17: from New Latin vēnae sectiō; see vein, section
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venesection in Medicine

venesection

[vĕnĭ-sĕk′shən, vēnĭ-]
n.
  1. phlebotomy
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