abdominocentesis

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abdominocentesis ab·dom·i·no·cen·te·sis (āb-dŏm'ə-nō-sěn-tē'sĭs)
n.
Surgical puncture of the abdomen by a needle to withdraw fluid; abdominal paracentesis. Also called celiocentesis, celioparacentesis.

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