Meaning of venipuncture

ven•i•punc•ture

Pronunciation: (ven'u-pungk"chur, vē'nu-), [key]
— n. Med.
  1. the puncture of a vein for surgical or therapeutic purposes or for collecting blood specimens for analysis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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