cardiocentesis

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cardiocentesis (ˌkɑːdɪəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
 
n
med surgical puncture of the heart

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cardiocentesis car·di·o·cen·te·sis (kär'dē-ō-sěn-tē'sĭs)
n.
Puncture of a chamber of the heart for diagnosis or therapy.

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