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noun. ['ˌæmniːoʊˌsɛnˈtiːsɪs'] (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities.
- prenatal diagnosis
- -centesis (English)
- κέντησις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- amnion (English)
Rhymes with Amniocentesis
How do you pronounce amniocentesis?
Pronounce amniocentesis as ˌæmnioʊˌsɛnˈtisɪs.
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Sentences with amniocentesis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Pregnant women may also get chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis to check for the disorder.