venesection

venesection

[ven-uh-sek-shuhn, vee-nuh-]
noun Surgery.


Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin or Medieval Latin vēnae sectiō cutting of a vein; see vein, section

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venesection (ˈvɛnɪˌsɛkʃən)
 
n
surgical incision into a vein
 
[C17: from New Latin vēnae sectiō; see vein, section]

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venesection ven·e·sec·tion (věn'ĭ-sěk'shən, vē'nĭ-)
n.
See phlebotomy.

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