venisection

or ven·e·sec·tion

[ven-uh-sek-shuh n, vee-nuh-]

noun Surgery.


Nearby words

  1. venin,
  2. venipuncture,
  3. venire,
  4. venire facias,
  5. venireman,
  6. venison,
  7. venite,
  8. venizelos,
  9. venizelos, eleutherios,
  10. venizélos

Origin of venisection


venesection

or ven·i·sec·tion

[ven-uh-sek-shuh n, vee-nuh-]

noun Surgery.

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 venisection

venesection

noun

surgical incision into a vein

Word Origin for venesection

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

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Medicine definitions for venisection

venesection

[vĕnĭ-sĕk′shən, vēnĭ-]

n.

phlebotomy

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