enterocentesis

[ ĕn′tə-rō-sĕn-tēsĭs ]

n.

Surgical puncture of the intestine with a hollow needle to withdraw gas or fluid.

Nearby words

  1. enterobacteria,
  2. enterobacterium,
  3. enterobiasis,
  4. enterobius,
  5. enterocele,
  6. enterochromaffin cell,
  7. enterocleisis,
  8. enteroclysis,
  9. enterococcus,
  10. enterocoele


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