phlebotomy

Definitions of phlebotomy
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n surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

Synonyms:
venesection
Type of:
incision, section, surgical incision
the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
bloodletting
formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)