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PHLEBOTOMY

 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 


PHLEBOTOMY (noun)


Sense 1phlebotomy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

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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