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centesis

[sen-tee-sis] /sɛnˈti sɪs/
noun, plural centeses
[sen-tee-seez] /sɛnˈti siz/ (Show IPA).
Surgery
1.
a puncture or perforation.
2.
a puncture into a body cavity, usually to remove fluid.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek, equivalent to kentē- (variant stem of kenteîn to prick) + -sis -sis
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centesis in Medicine

centesis cen·te·sis (sěn-tē'sĭs)
n. pl. cen·te·ses (-sēz')
See puncture.

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