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Meaning of PHLEBOTOMY

Pronunciation:  flu'bâtumee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
 

PHLEBOTOMY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: venesection
 
 See Also: bloodletting, incision, section, surgical incision

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phle*bot"o*my\, n. [L. phlebotomia, Gr. ?; ?, ?, a
vein + ? to cut: cf. F. phl['e]botomie. Cf. {Fleam}.] (Med.)
The act or practice of opening a vein for letting blood, in
the treatment of disease; venesection; bloodletting.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The removal of blood from a vein for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The therapeutic drawing of blood.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, cupping, drafting, drainage, draining, drawing, emptying, leeching, milking, pipetting, pumping, siphoning, sucking, suction, tapping, venesection
 

 

 

 

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