What does Phlebotomy mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. venesection, phlebotomy(noun)

    surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis


  1. phlebotomy(Noun)

    The opening of a vein, either to withdraw blood or for letting blood; venesection.

  2. Origin: From flebothomi (French phlébotomie), from phlebotomia, from φλεβοτόμος, from φλέψ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phlebotomy(noun)

    the act or practice of opening a vein for letting blood, in the treatment of disease; venesection; bloodletting

  2. Origin: [L. phlebotomia, Gr. flebotomi`a; fle`ps, flebo`s, a vein + te`mnein to cut: cf. F. phlbotomie. Cf. Fleam.]


  1. Phlebotomy

    Phlebotomy is the process of making an incision in a vein. It is associated with venipuncture, the practice of collecting venous blood samples, and bloodletting, the ancient medical practice. A person who performs phlebotomy is termed a phlebotomist, although doctors and nurses do a proportion of phlebotomy in many countries.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Phlebotomy

    The techniques used to draw blood from a vein for diagnostic purposes or for treatment of certain blood disorders such as erythrocytosis, hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, and porphyria cutanea tarda.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phlebotomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Phlebotomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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