centesis


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cen·te·sis

(sen-tē'sis),
Puncture, especially when used as a suffix, as in paracentesis.
[G. kentēsis, puncture, fr. kenteō, to prick, pierce]

centesis

/cen·te·sis/ (sen-te´sis) [Gr.] perforation or tapping, as with a trocar or needle.

centesis

[sentē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, kentesis, pricking
a perforation or a puncture of a cavity, such as paracentesis or thoracocentesis.

cen·te·sis

(sen-tē'sis)
Puncture, especially when used as a suffix, as in paracentesis.
[G. kentēsis, puncture, fr. kenteō, to prick, pierce]

centesis

Surgical puncture of a membrane or body cavity, usually for diagnostic purposes. See AMNIOCENTESIS, PARACENTESIS.