venipuncture

noun
ve·​ni·​punc·​ture | \ ˈvē-nə-ˌpəŋ(k)-chər How to pronounce venipuncture (audio) , ˈve- How to pronounce venipuncture (audio) \

Definition of venipuncture

: surgical puncture of a vein especially for the withdrawal of blood or for intravenous medication

Examples of venipuncture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One vine plunges a thick spine into my inner elbow with the precision of a phlebotomist doing a venipuncture. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "In search of the ‘white Jaguar’: Archaeologists travel deep into the jungle to find a lost Maya city," 5 Sep. 2019 In an interview last week before her lawsuit was filed, Brengle said that intense reactions to venipuncture have been an issue in her family for generations. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "Madison Brengle Sues I.T.F. and WTA Over Injury From Blood Testing," 10 Apr. 2018 Months after the last of her 2016 drug tests, Brengle was found to have complex regional pain syndrome induced by venipuncture. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "Madison Brengle Sues I.T.F. and WTA Over Injury From Blood Testing," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of venipuncture

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for venipuncture

veni- + puncture entry 1

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The first known use of venipuncture was circa 1903

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“Venipuncture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/venipuncture. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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venipuncture

noun
ve·​ni·​punc·​ture
variants: also venepuncture \ ˈvēn-​ə-​ˌpəŋ(k)-​chər How to pronounce venepuncture (audio) , ˈven-​ə-​ How to pronounce venepuncture (audio) \

Medical Definition of venipuncture

: surgical puncture of a vein especially for the withdrawal of blood or for administration of intravenous fluids or drugs

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