[fleb-uh-tom-ik] /ˌflɛb əˈtɒm ɪk/
of or noting .
(of insects) bloodsucking.
[fluh-bot-uh-mist] /fləˈbɒt ə mɪst/ noun, Surgery. 1. a specialist in . 2. a nurse or other health worker trained in drawing venous blood for testing or donation. n. 1650s, from phlebotomy + -ist. Related: Phlebotomize. phlebotomist phle·bot·o·mist (flĭ-bŏt’ə-mĭst) n.
[fluh-bot-uh-mahyz] /fləˈbɒt əˌmaɪz/ verb (used with object), phlebotomized, phlebotomizing. 1. to subject to ; bleed. /flɪˈbɒtəˌmaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) (surgery) to perform phlebotomy on (a patient)
Phlebotomus Phle·bot·o·mus (flĭ-bŏt’ə-məs) n. A genus of very small midges or bloodsucking sand flies that includes various species that are vectors of kala azar, cutaneous leishmaniasis, and phlebotomus fever.
[fluh-bot-uh-muh s] /fləˈbɒt ə məs/ noun, Pathology. 1. . phlebotomus fever n. An infectious but not contagious denguelike disease occurring in the Balkan Peninsula and other parts of southern Europe, caused by an arbovirus introduced by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi. Also called sandfly fever.