venesection

noun

ve·​ne·​sec·​tion ˈve-nə-ˌsek-shən How to pronounce venesection (audio) ˈvē- How to pronounce venesection (audio)

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Medieval Latin vēnaesectiō, vēnae sectiō "cutting of a vein" — more at vein entry 1, section entry 1

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of venesection was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Venesection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venesection. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

venesection

noun
vene·​sec·​tion
variants also venisection
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