centesis

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

Medical Definition of centesis

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

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“Centesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/centesis. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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