or ven·e·sec·tion

[ven-uh-sek-shuh n, vee-nuh-]

Origin of venisection


or ven·i·sec·tion

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

Origin of venesection

1655–65; < New Latin or Medieval Latin vēnae sectiō cutting of a vein; see vein, section Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for venisection


  1. surgical incision into a vein

Word Origin for venesection

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


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