noun. surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis.
- surgical incision
- flebothomie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
- phlebotomia (English)
Example sentences of the word phlebotomy
The last precaution she has to take is to protect herself and the general public from harm by safely disposing of all the medical waste left over from the phlebotomy procedure.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The amount of blood drawn and length of time phlebotomy must be done depends on the severity of the iron overload.