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pericardiocentesis

noun peri·car·dio·cen·te·sis \ ˌper-ə-ˌkärd-ē-ō-(ˌ)sen-ˈtē-səs \

medical Definition of pericardiocentesis

plural pericardiocenteses play \-ˌsēz\
: surgical puncture of the pericardium especially to aspirate pericardial fluid

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