1. amniocentesis

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
  • amnio


  • -centesis (English)
  • κέντησις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • amnion (English)

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Rhymes with Amniocentesis

  • electrophoresis
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  • photophoresis
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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.