phle·​bol·​o·​gy fli-ˈbä-lə-jē How to pronounce phlebology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with the veins
phlebologist noun
plural phlebologists
… a phlebologist and medical director of the Vein Clinics of America in Kansas City, said his center could treat small and large varicose veins nonsurgically on an outpatient basis. James A. Fussell

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phlebology was circa 1839

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“Phlebology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


phle·​bol·​o·​gy fli-ˈbäl-ə-jē How to pronounce phlebology (audio)
plural phlebologies
: a branch of medicine concerned with the veins
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