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centesis meaning

Pronunciation:
  • Noun: centesis  sen'teesis
    1. (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid

    Type of: puncture


  • [Medicine]
    n pl cen·te·ses : surgical puncture (as of a tumor or membrane) —usu. used in compounds ‹paracentesis› ‹thoracentesis

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