- the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes or for collecting blood specimens for analysis.
Origin of venipuncture
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- med the puncturing of a vein, esp to take a sample of venous blood or inject a drug
- Puncture of a vein, as for drawing blood, intravenous feeding, or the administration of medicine.
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