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1. centesis

noun. (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid.

Synonyms

  • spinal tap
  • thoracentesis
  • amnio
  • paracentesis
  • lumbar puncture
  • celiocentesis
  • spinal puncture
  • puncture
  • abdominocentesis
  • arthrocentesis
  • thoracocentesis

Antonyms

  • pressurize
  • pressurise

Etymology

  • κέντησις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • κεντέω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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