borrowed from Medieval Latin vēnaesectiō, vēnae sectiō "cutting of a vein" — more at vein entry 1, section entry 1
1661, in the meaning defined above
“Venesection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venesection. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.
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