paracentesis

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paracentesis

(ˌpærəsɛnˈtiːsɪs)
n
(Surgery) med the surgical puncture of a body cavity in order to draw off excess fluid
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paracentesis

Removal of fluid from a body cavity for examination or treatment.
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Noun1.paracentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosisparacentesis - centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis
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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paracentesis

n (pl -ses) paracentesis f
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