Medical Dictionary

centesis

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noun cen·te·sis \sen-ˈtē-səs\

Medical Definition of centesis

plural

centeses

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  1. :  surgical puncture (as of a tumor or membrane)—usually used in compounds <paracentesis> <thoracentesis>


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