The puncture of a vein, usually to withdraw blood or inject a solution.

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ve·ni·punc·ture also ve·ne·punc·ture 'vēn-ə-.pəŋ(k)-chər, 'ven-ə- n surgical puncture of a vein esp. for the withdrawal of blood or for administration of intravenous fluids or drugs

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veni·punc·ture (venґĭ-punk″chər) phlebotomy (def. 2).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • venipuncture — noun Date: circa 1903 surgical puncture of a vein especially for the withdrawal of blood or for intravenous medication …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • venipuncture — /ven euh pungk cheuhr, vee neuh /, n. Med. the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes or for collecting blood specimens for analysis. Also, venepuncture. [1900 05; var. of VENEPUNCTURE with I ] * * * …   Universalium

  • venipuncture — noun The collection of blood from a vein …   Wiktionary

  • venipuncture — n. puncturing of a vein (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • venipuncture — noun chiefly N. Amer. variant spelling of venepuncture …   English new terms dictionary

  • venipuncture — veni·puncture …   English syllables

  • venipuncture — venepuncture …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • venipuncture — /ˈvɛnəpʌŋktʃə/ (say venuhpungkchuh) noun the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes. {veni (combining form representing Latin vēna vein) + puncture} …   Australian English dictionary

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