Meaning of AMNIOCENTESIS in English

[am.nio.cen.te.sis] n, pl [NL, fr. amnion + centesis puncture, fr. Gk kentesis, fr. kentein to prick--more at center] (1957): the surgical insertion of a hollow needle through the abdominal wall and into the uterus to obtain amniotic fluid esp. for the determination of fetal sex or chromosomal abnormality

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