Medical Dictionary

thoracentesis

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noun tho·ra·cen·te·sis \ˌthō-rə-sen-ˈtē-səs\

Medical Definition of thoracentesis

plural

thoracenteses

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  1. :  aspiration of fluid from the chest (as in empyema)—called also thoracocentesis


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