2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Venesection \Ve'ne*sec"tion\, noun [NL. venaesectio; L. vena vein + sectio section.] (Med.) The act or operation of opening a vein for letting blood; bloodletting; phlebotomy.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis [syn: {venesection}, {phlebotomy}]

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