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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“Salvatella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salvatella. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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