Definition of phlebotomy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

phlebotomy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//fləˈbɒtəmi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fləˈbɑːtəmi//
 
[countable, uncountable](pl. phlebotomies)(medical)
 
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the opening of a vein in order to remove blood or put another liquid in Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin phlebotomia from Greek, from phleps, phleb- ‘vein’ + -tomia ‘cutting’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phlebotomy