phlebotomy

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noun phle·bot·o·my \ fli-ˈbä-tə-mē \

Definition of phlebotomy

plural phlebotomies
:the drawing of blood (as by venipuncture) for transfusion, apheresis, diagnostic testing, or experimental procedures
Note: Phlebotomy was once widely used to treat many types of disease but is now limited to the treatment of only a few conditions like hemochromatosis and polycythemia vera .
called also venesection

phlebotomist

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Origin and Etymology of phlebotomy

Middle English fleobotomie, from Middle French flebothomie, from Late Latin phlebotomia, from Greek, from phleb- + -tomia -tomy


Medical Dictionary

phlebotomy

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noun phle·bot·o·my \ fli-ˈbät-ə-mē \

medical Definition of phlebotomy

plural phlebotomies
:the letting of blood (as by venipuncture) for transfusion, apheresis, diagnostic testing, or experimental procedures and widely used in the past to treat many types of disease but now limited to the treatment of only a few specific conditions (as hemochromatosis and polycythemia vera) called also venesection, venotomy

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