Noun Venesection Definition and Examples


Noun:

Venesection

Pronunciation:

/ˈvɛnɪsɛkʃ(ə)n//ˌvɛnɪˈsɛkʃ(ə)n/

Definition:
1.

noun

  1. 'The successful treatment for the condition involves the regular removal of blood, known as venesection therapy or phlebotomy.'
  2. 'Increased venesection and requests for specimens are also likely to have psychological costs for the patients.'
((n.) The act or operation of opening a vein for letting blood; bloodletting; phlebotomy.)


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

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