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VENIPUNCTURE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does venipuncture mean? 

VENIPUNCTURE (noun)
  The noun VENIPUNCTURE has 1 sense:

1. (medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye

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


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VENIPUNCTURE (noun)


Sense 1venipuncture [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

puncture (the act of puncturing or perforating)

Domain category:

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)


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