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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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Historical Examples
  • There was a phlebotomist from Pittsburg who had shot all over the earth.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • I constantly act as phlebotomist to the vanity of the young and to the anecdotage of the senile and senescent.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • Steele tells of a phlebotomist who advertised, for the good of mankind, to bleed at "threepence per head."

    A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • A famous French Marchal reproved the clumsiness of a phlebotomist in a less gratifying manner.

    A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson
  • A famous French Marchal reproved the awkwardness of a phlebotomist less agreeably.

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
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