[ven-uh-puhngk-cher, vee-nuh-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes or for collecting blood specimens for analysis.

1900–05; variant of venepuncture with -i- Unabridged
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venipuncture or venepuncture (ˈvɛnɪˌpʌŋktʃə)
med the puncturing of a vein, esp to take a sample of venous blood or inject a drug
venepuncture or venepuncture

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venipuncture ve·ni·punc·ture or ve·ne·punc·ture (vē'nĭ-pŭngk'chər, věn'ĭ-)
Puncture of a vein, as for drawing blood, intravenous feeding, or the administration of medicine.

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For information on giving a blood sample from a vein, see venipuncture.
For information on giving a blood sample, see: venipuncture.
For information on how a blood sample is taken from a vein, see venipuncture.
Neonates were included if they had to undergo a venipuncture as part of routine
  medical care.
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