thoracentesis

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thoracentesis

(ˌθɔːrəsɛnˈtiːsɪs) or

thoracocentesis

n
(Medicine) med the surgical puncture of the pleural cavity using a hollow needle, in order to withdraw fluid, drain blood, etc. Also called: pleurocentesis
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Noun1.thoracentesis - removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
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Translations

tho·ra·cen·te·sis

n. toracentesis, punción y drenaje quirúrgicos de la cavidad torácica.
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thoracentesis

n (pl -ses) toracocentesis f
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