colocentesis

[kō′lə-sĕn-tēsĭs]

n.

Surgical puncture of the colon to relieve distention.colopuncture

Nearby words

  1. colo-,
  2. colo.,
  3. coloboma,
  4. colobus,
  5. colocate,
  6. colocholecystostomy,
  7. colocolostomy,
  8. colocynth,
  9. coloenteritis,
  10. colog


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