cardiocentesis

/ (ˌkɑːdɪəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs) /

noun

med surgical puncture of the heart

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Medical definitions for cardiocentesis

cardiocentesis
[ kär′dē-ō-sĕn-tēsĭs ]

n.

Puncture of a chamber of the heart for diagnosis or therapy.
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