fleam

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From Old French flieme (open vein), from Late Latin phlebotomus, from Ancient Greek φλεβοτόμον (phlebotómon).

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fleam (plural fleams)

  1. A sharp instrument used to open a vein, to lance gums, or the like.

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fleam

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of fleō