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Dictionary entry overview: What does phlebotomy mean?
• PHLEBOTOMY (noun)
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
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Surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("phlebotomy" is a kind of...):
bloodletting (formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine))
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