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centesis

[ sen-tee-sis ]
/ sɛnˈti sɪs /
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noun, plural cen·te·ses [sen-tee-seez]. /sɛnˈti siz/. Surgery.
a puncture or perforation.
a puncture into a body cavity, usually to remove fluid.
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Origin of centesis

<New Latin <Greek, equivalent to kentē- (variant stem of kenteîn to prick) + -sis-sis
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Medical definitions for centesis

centesis
[ sĕn-tēsĭs ]

n. pl. cen•te•ses (-sēz′)
puncture
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