Definition of Phlebotomy

1. Noun. Surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis.

Exact synonyms: Venesection
Generic synonyms: Incision, Section, Surgical Incision, Bloodletting
Derivative terms: Phlebotomize, Venesect



Definition of Phlebotomy

1. n. The act or practice of opening a vein for letting blood, in the treatment of disease; venesection; bloodletting.

Definition of Phlebotomy

1. Noun. The opening of a vein, either to withdraw blood or for letting blood; venesection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phlebotomy

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Medical Definition of Phlebotomy

1. To puncture a vein for the purpose of withdrawing blood. Origin: Gr. Phlebos = vein. (11 Jun 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phlebotomy

phleborrhexis
phlebosclerosis
phlebostasis
phlebostenosis
phlebostrepsis
phlebothrombosis
phlebotomies
phlebotomine
phlebotomise
phlebotomist
phlebotomists
phlebotomize
phlebotomus
phlebotomus fever
phlebotomus fever viruses
phlebotomy (current term)
phlebotoxic
phlebovirus
phlegm
phlegmagogue
phlegmagogues
phlegmasia
phlegmasia alba dolens
phlegmasia cerulea dolens
phlegmasia dolens
phlegmasia malabarica
phlegmatic
phlegmatical
phlegmatically
phlegmatick

Literary usage of Phlebotomy

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1. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"phlebotomy ; the act of letting blood by opening a vein. ... phlebotomy is one of the most effectual means of the medical art ; Inn its application is ..."

2. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"It is usual to call persons who are too eager in their pursuits, 'sanguine;' for such surely no cure can be so certain ana well adapted as phlebotomy. ..."

3. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"phlebotomy ; the act of letting blood by opening a vein. ... phlebotomy is one of the most effectual means of the medical art ; but its application is ..."

4. Surgical and Obstetrical Operations, for Veterinary Students and Practitioners by Walter Long Williams, Wilhelm Pfeiffer (1903)
"phlebotomy with the spring lancet is carried out in a similar manner, ... phlebotomy with the trocar is performed in the same manner as has been described ..."

5. On Bandaging, and Other Operations of Minor Surgery by Fitzwilliam Sargent (1862)
"The incision of a vein is termed phlebotomy; that of an artery, arteriotomy. phlebotomy. — \. One of the veins at the bend of the 21 ..."

6. Italian Fantasies by Israel Zangwill (1910)
"THE CONSOLATIONS OF phlebotomy: A PARADOX AT PAVIA IN a room leading to the Senate in the Ducal Palace of Venice I was looking at a picture by Contarini of ..."

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