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thoracentesis or thoracocentesis (ˌθɔːrəsɛnˈtiːsɪs, ˌθɔːrəkəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
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

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thoracocentesis tho·ra·co·cen·te·sis (thôr'ə-kō-sěn-tē'sĭs)
See thoracentesis.

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