pericardiocentesis

noun
peri·​car·​dio·​cen·​te·​sis | \ ˌper-ə-ˌkärd-ē-ō-(ˌ)sen-ˈtē-səs How to pronounce pericardiocentesis (audio) \
plural pericardiocenteses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce pericardiocentesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of pericardiocentesis

: surgical puncture of the pericardium especially to aspirate pericardial fluid

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“Pericardiocentesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pericardiocentesis. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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