n. perforation, puncture

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • centesis — noun (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid • Topics: ↑surgery • Hypernyms: ↑puncture • Hyponyms: ↑abdominocentesis, ↑paracentesis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • centesis — /sen tee sis/, n., pl. centeses / seez/. Surg. 1. a puncture or perforation. 2. a puncture into a body cavity, usually to remove fluid. [ < NL < Gk, equiv. to kente (var. s. of kenteîn to prick) + sis SIS] * * * …   Universalium

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