Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

venipuncture

play
noun ve·ni·punc·ture \ˈvē-nə-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər, ˈve-\

Definition of venipuncture

  1. :  surgical puncture of a vein especially for the withdrawal of blood or for intravenous medication



Circa 1903

First Known Use of venipuncture

circa 1903


Medical Dictionary

venipuncture

noun ve·ni·punc·ture

Medical Definition of venipuncture

  1. :  surgical puncture of a vein especially for the withdrawal of blood or for administration of intravenous fluids or drugs



Variants of venipuncture

also venepuncture \ˈvēn-ə-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər, ˈven-ə-\play play

Learn More about venipuncture

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "venipuncture"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up venipuncture? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the Celtic May Day festival

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin prompt angry oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ