/ven'euh sek"sheuhn, vee'neuh-/, n. Surg.
[1655-65; < NL or ML venae sectio cutting of a vein; see VEIN, SECTION]

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  • Venesection — Ve ne*sec tion, n. [NL. venaesectio; L. vena vein + sectio section.] (Med.) The act or operation of opening a vein for letting blood; bloodletting; phlebotomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venesection — [ven′ə sek΄shən, vē′nəsek΄shən] n. [< ModL venae sectio, cutting of a vein: see VEIN & SECTION] Med. PHLEBOTOMY …   English World dictionary

  • venesection — noun Etymology: New Latin venae section , venae sectio, literally, cutting of a vein Date: 1661 phlebotomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • venesection — noun phlebotomy …   Wiktionary

  • venesection — SYN: phlebotomy. [L. vena, vein, + sectio, a cutting] * * * vene·sec·tion also veni·sec·tion ven ə .sek shən, vēn n PHLEBOTOMY * * * n. see phlebotomy * * * vene·sec·tion (ven″ə sekґshən) [ …   Medical dictionary

  • venesection — n. bloodletting, practice of drawing blood from a vein as a medical therapy, phlebotomy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • venesection — [ˌvɛnɪ sɛkʃ(ə)n, vɛnɪ ] noun another term for phlebotomy. Origin C17: from med. L. venae sectio(n ) cutting of a vein …   English new terms dictionary

  • venesection — n. Bleeding, phlebotomy, blood letting …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • venesection — ven·e·sec·tion …   English syllables

  • venesection — n.; see phlebotomy …   The new mediacal dictionary

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