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thoracentesis

/ˌθɔːrəsɛnˈtiːsɪs/
noun
1.
(med) the surgical puncture of the pleural cavity using a hollow needle, in order to withdraw fluid, drain blood, etc Also called pleurocentesis
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thoracocentesis in Medicine

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

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