n. phlebotomist, cupper, one who practices bloodletting for medicinal purposes

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • bloodletter — noun One who performs bloodletting (the removal of blood in the hope of curing illness) …   Wiktionary

  • bloodletter — blood·let·ter bləd .let ər n a practitioner of phlebotomy …   Medical dictionary

  • bloodletter — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English bloodletere, from Old English blodlǣtere, from blōd blood + lǣtere letter (from lǣtan to let + ere er) more at blood, let : one that engages in bloodletting …   Useful english dictionary

  • bloodletting — bloodletter, n. /blud let ing/, n. 1. the act or practice of letting blood by opening a vein; phlebotomy. 2. bloodshed or slaughter. 3. bloodbath. 4. Informal. severe cutbacks or reduction in personnel, appropriations, etc.: The company went… …   Universalium

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  • Bloodletting in Mesoamerica — Maya civiliza …   Wikipedia

  • BLOODLETTING — BLOODLETTING, removal of blood in treating diseases. Bloodletting is frequently mentioned in the Talmud. It was performed not by a physician but by a skilled functionary called umman or gara, whose status was less than that of a physician. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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