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 Dictionary entry overview: What does phlebotomy mean? 

  The noun PHLEBOTOMY has 1 sense:

1. surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

  Familiarity information: PHLEBOTOMY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1phlebotomy [BACK TO TOP]


Surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


phlebotomy; venesection

Hypernyms ("phlebotomy" is a kind of...):

incision; section; surgical incision (the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation))

bloodletting (formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine))

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