venesection

play
noun ve·ne·sec·tion \ˈve-nə-ˌsek-shən, ˈvē-\

Definition of venesection

Origin and Etymology of venesection

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


First Known Use: 1661


Medical Dictionary

venesection

noun vene·sec·tion
variants: also

venisection

\ˈven-ə-ˌsek-shən, ˈvēn-\play play

Medical Definition of venesection


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up venesection? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ