Search Result for "phlebotomy":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis;
[syn: venesection, phlebotomy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Phlebotomy \Phle*bot"o*my\, n. [L. phlebotomia, Gr. flebotomi`a; fle`ps, flebo`s, a vein + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. phl['e]botomie. Cf. Fleam.] (Med.) The act or practice of opening a vein for letting blood, in the treatment of disease; venesection; bloodletting. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

phlebotomy n 1: surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis [syn: venesection, phlebotomy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "phlebotomy": aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, broaching, cupping, drafting, drainage, draining, drawing, emptying, leeching, milking, pipetting, pumping, siphoning, sucking, suction, tapping, venesection




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