Definition of venesection in English:

venesection

noun

  • another term for phlebotomy
    • ‘Increased venesection and requests for specimens are also likely to have psychological costs for the patients.’
    • ‘I did a venesection in the same vein, the left arm had been on President Kennedy.’
    • ‘Topical anaesthetics are used under adhesive occlusive dressings in children before venesection.’
    • ‘The successful treatment for the condition involves the regular removal of blood, known as venesection therapy or phlebotomy.’
    • ‘Thirty had raised serum concentrations of transferrin and started regular venesection; four had liver abnormalities.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin venae sectio(n-) cutting of a vein.

Pronunciation:

venesection

/ˌvɛnɪˈsɛkʃ(ə)n/