phleb·​o·​tom·​ic | \ ¦flebə¦tämik \
variants: or less commonly phlebotomical \ -​mə̇kəl \

Definition of phlebotomic

1 : of or relating to phlebotomy
2 : bloodsucking used of insects

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Other Words from phlebotomic

phlebotomically \ -​mə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

History and Etymology for phlebotomic

phlebotomic from French phlébotomique, from Middle French phlebotomie phlebotomy + -ique -ic; phlebotomical from phlebotomy + -ical

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“Phlebotomic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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