thoracentesis

noun
tho·​ra·​cen·​te·​sis | \ ˌthō-rə-sen-ˈtē-səs How to pronounce thoracentesis (audio) \
plural thoracenteses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce thoracentesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of thoracentesis

: aspiration of fluid from the chest (as in empyema)

called also thoracocentesis

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“Thoracentesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thoracentesis. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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