Plural: vessel-knifings

Cutting blood vessels (arteries, veins) with a knife; venesection.


Pertaining to cutting blood vessels (arteries, veins) with a knife.


Denis expertedly gestured cross-wise over his forearm. Bruno's movies-based apperception of the vessel-knifing problematics, however, was that veins should be cut through on the wrist. (Context: Two naive boys want to establish a mutual bond by blood brotherhood but do not know how to perform a proper blood handshake. Bruno suggests cutting themselves on their wrists as he saw it on TV - which was actually a suicide and not the ritual they want to undergo. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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