phlebotomist

[fluh-bot-uh-mist]
noun Surgery.
1.
a specialist in phlebotomy.
2.
a nurse or other health worker trained in drawing venous blood for testing or donation.

Origin:
1650–60; phlebotom(y) + -ist

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phlebotomy (flɪˈbɒtəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
Also called: venesection surgical incision into a vein
 
[C14: from Old French flebothomie, from Late Latin phlebotomia, from Greek]
 
phlebotomic
 
adj
 
phlebo'tomical
 
adj
 
phle'botomist
 
n

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

  1. One who practices phlebotomy.

  2. One who draws blood for analysis or transfusion.

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Example sentences
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.
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