venesection

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

venesection (plural venesections)

  1. (medicine) Cutting open or exposing a vein; phlebotomy.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 74:
      His teachings on plethora and venesection remained influential until the nineteenth century.