cordocentesis

noun

cor·​do·​cen·​te·​sis ˌkȯr-dō-(ˌ)sen-ˈtē-səs How to pronounce cordocentesis (audio)
: the withdrawal of a sample of fetal blood from the umbilical cord by transabdominal insertion of a needle guided by ultrasound

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“Cordocentesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cordocentesis. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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