thoracentesis

thoracentesis

[thawr-uh-sen-tee-sis, thohr-]
noun, plural thoracenteses [thawr-uh-sen-tee-seez, thohr-] .
insertion of a hollow needle or similar instrument into the pleural cavity of the chest in order to drain pleural fluid.

Origin:
1855–60; thora(c)- + centesis

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thoracentesis or thoracocentesis (ˌθɔːrəsɛnˈtiːsɪs, ˌθɔːrəkəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
 
n
med Also called: pleurocentesis the surgical puncture of the pleural cavity using a hollow needle, in order to withdraw fluid, drain blood, etc
 
thoracocentesis or thoracocentesis
 
n

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thoracentesis tho·ra·cen·te·sis (thôr'ə-sěn-tē'sĭs)
n.
Paracentesis of the pleural cavity. Also called pleurocentesis, thoracocentesis.

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