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cut·down

 (kŭt′doun′)
n.
1. A reduction or decrease.
2. The surgical insertion of a catheter into a vein, as for the administration of intravenous medication.
adj.
Reduced in size; abridged.

cutdown

(ˈkʌtˌdaʊn)
n
1. a decrease or reduction in the number, size, or incidence of anything
2. surgery an incision made to gain vascular access

cut•down

(ˈkʌtˌdaʊn)

n.
1. reduction; decrease.
2. the incision of a superficial vein in order to insert a catheter.
adj.
3. reduced in size; abridged.
[1885–90]
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