fleam

fleam

[fleem]
noun
1.
Surgery. a kind of lancet, as for opening veins.
2.
the beveled leading edge of a sawtooth.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English fleme, fleom < Middle French fliemeLate Latin phlebotomus, < Greek phlebotómon; see phlebo-, tome

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fleam (fliːm)
 
n
archaic a lancet used for letting blood
 
[C16: from Old French flieme, alteration of Late Latin phlebotomus lancet (literally: vein cutter); see phlebotomy]

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