salvatella

noun
sal·va·tel·la | \ ˌsalvəˈtelə \
plural salvatellae\-e(ˌ)lē, -eˌlī \

Definition of salvatella 

archaic

: a vein on the back of the little finger and hand formerly considered especially effective for bloodletting

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History and Etymology for salvatella

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin salvatus (past participle of salvare to save) + Latin -ella, diminutive suffix

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