phlebotomize[fli bät′ə mīz′]
transitive verbphle·bot·o·mized, phle·bot·o·miz·ing, phle·bot·o·miz·es
To perform phlebotomy on.
(third-person singular simple present phlebotomizes, present participle phlebotomizing, simple past and past participle phlebotomized)
- To perform a phlebotomy on (a vein): to open (a vein) to withdraw or let blood.
- To perform a phlebotomy on (a person): to open a vein of (a person) to withdraw or let blood.
- (intransitive) To perform a phlebotomy; to open a vein to withdraw or let blood.