noun. removal of blood from the body for reasons of diagnostic or therapy. This is typically attained by inserting a catheter or needle into a vein and then rendering averside pressure.

PHLEBOTOMY: "The study of phlebotomy can lead to a well-paying mid-level career that only takes a year or two to prepare for."
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