centesis

noun
cen·​te·​sis | \ sen-ˈtē-səs How to pronounce centesis (audio) \
plural centeses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce centeses (audio) \

Medical Definition of centesis

: surgical puncture (as of a tumor or membrane) usually used in compounds paracentesis thoracentesis

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