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[fluh-bot-uh-mist] /fləˈbɒt ə mɪst/
noun, Surgery
a specialist in phlebotomy.
a nurse or other health worker trained in drawing venous blood for testing or donation.
Origin of phlebotomist
1650-60; phlebotom(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for phlebotomist
  • Apparently, there are five different kinds of needle sticks that a phlebotomist needs to know how to perform.
  • For heaven's sake, even the phlebotomist that drew my blood to check chemistry the other week was useless.
Word Origin and History for phlebotomist

1650s, from phlebotomy + -ist. Related: Phlebotomize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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phlebotomist in Medicine

phlebotomist phle·bot·o·mist (flĭ-bŏt'ə-mĭst)

  1. One who practices phlebotomy.

  2. One who draws blood for analysis or transfusion.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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