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phle·bot·o·my

 (flĭ-bŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. phle·bot·o·mies
1. The removal of blood from a vein, usually with a needle and syringe or other container, for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, as in the treatment of hemochomatosis.
2. The removal of blood from a vein with a cutting instrument, formerly done to reduce blood volume as a treatment of disease. In both senses also called venesection.

[Middle English flebotomie, from Old French flebothomie, from Late Latin phlebotomia, from Greek phlebotomiā, from phlebotomos, opening a vein : phlebo-, phlebo- + -tomos, cutting; see -tome.]

phleb′o·tom′ic (flĕb′ə-tŏm′ĭk), phleb′o·tom′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

phlebotomy

(flɪˈbɒtəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) surgical incision into a vein. Also called: venesection
[C14: from Old French flebothomie, from Late Latin phlebotomia, from Greek]
phlebotomic, ˌphleboˈtomical adj
phleˈbotomist n

phle•bot•o•my

(fləˈbɒt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the act or practice of opening a vein to let or draw blood as a therapeutic or diagnostic measure. Also called venesection.
[1350–1400; Middle English fleobotomie (< Middle French flebotomie) < Medieval Latin fleobotomia, phlebotomia, Late Latin < Greek phlebotomía; see phlebo-, -tomy]
phleb•o•tom•ic (ˌflɛb əˈtɒm ɪk) adj.
phle•bot′o•mize`, v.t. -mized, -miz•ing.

phlebotomy

a medical treatment involving incision of a vein; bloodletting. Also called venesection. — phlebotomist, n.phlebotomize, v.phlebotomic, phlebotomical, adj.
See also: Blood and Blood Vessels

phlebotomy

The procedure of puncturing a vein, used to withdraw blood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phlebotomy - surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
bloodletting - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
Translations

phlebotomy

[flɪˈbɒtəmɪ] Nflebotomía f

phle·bot·o·my

n. flebotomía, venotomía, incisión en una vena para sacar sangre.

phlebotomy

n flebotomía, extracción f de sangre de una vena; therapeutic — flebotomía or sangría terapéutica
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