Phlebotomy meaning

flĭ-bŏt'ə-mē
The removal of blood from a vein, usually with a needle and syringe or other container, for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, as in the treatment of hemochomatosis.
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The removal of blood from a vein with a cutting instrument, formerly done to reduce blood volume as a treatment of disease.
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The act or practice of bloodletting as a therapeutic measure.
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The act or practice of drawing blood from a vein for use in a transfusion, diagnosis, etc.
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The removal of blood from a vein, usually with a needle and syringe or other container, for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, as in the treatment of hemochomatosis.
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The removal of blood from a vein with a cutting instrument, formerly done to reduce blood volume as a treatment of disease.
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The act or practice of opening a vein by incision or puncture to remove blood.
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The opening of a vein, either to withdraw blood or for letting blood; venesection.
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Origin of phlebotomy

  • Middle English flebotomie from Old French flebothomie from Late Latin phlebotomia from Greek phlebotomiā from phlebotomos opening a vein phlebo- phlebo- -tomos cutting –tome
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French flebothomie (French phlébotomie), from Late Latin phlebotomia, from Ancient Greek φλεβοτόμος (phlebotomos, “that opens a vein"), from φλέψ (phleps, “vein").
    From Wiktionary