Phle*bot"o*my(?), n. [L. phlebotomia, Gr. ; , , a vein + to cut: cf. F. phlbotomie. Cf. Fleam.] (Med.) The act or practice of opening a vein for letting blood, in the treatment of disease; venesection; bloodletting.
Phleg"e*thon(?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , prop. p. pr. of to blaze.] (Class Myth.) One of the principal rivers of Hades, in the channel of which fire flowed instead of water.
Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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