venesection
Noun

venesection

  1. (medicine) cut#Verb|Cutting open#Adjective|open or exposing a vein; phlebotomy.
    Synonyms: venipuncture
    • 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.



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