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[fluh-bot-uh-mee] /fləˈbɒt ə mi/

noun, plural phlebotomies. Medicine/Medical.
the act or practice of opening a vein for letting or drawing blood as a therapeutic or diagnostic measure; venesection; bleeding.
noun (pl) -mies
surgical incision into a vein Also called venesection

“bloodletting,” c.1400, flebotomye, from Old French flebotomie (13c., Modern French phlébotomie), from medical Latin phlebotomia, from Greek phlebotomia “blood-letting,” from phlebotomos “opening veins,” from phleps (genitive phlebos) “vein” + -tomia “cutting of,” from tome “a cutting” (see tome).

phlebotomy phle·bot·o·my (flĭ-bŏt’ə-mē)
The act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood. Also called venesection, venotomy.
The act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood.


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