phlebotomize


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phle·bot·o·mize

(fle-bot'ŏ-mīz),
1. To draw blood from.
2. To achieve iron overload reduction by repeated removal of blood, as in hemochromatosis.

phlebotomize

(flĭ-bŏt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. phleboto·mized, phleboto·mizing, phleboto·mizes
To perform phlebotomy on.

phle·bot′o·mist n.

phlebotomize

[fləbot′əmīz]
Etymology: Gk, phleps, vein, ektomē, excision
to open a vein to remove blood.

phle·bot·o·mize

(flĕ-bot'ō-mīz)
1. To draw blood from.
2. To achieve iron overload reduction by repeated removal of blood, as in hemochromatosis.

phle·bot·o·mize

(flĕ-bot'ō-mīz)
To draw blood from.