Meaning of AMNIOCENTESIS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌam-nē-ō-(ˌ)sen-ˈtē-səs ]


( plural am·nio·cen·te·ses -ˌsēz)

Etymology: New Latin, from amnion + centesis puncture, from Greek kentesis, from kentein to prick — more at center

Date: 1957

: the surgical insertion of a hollow needle through the abdominal wall and into the uterus to obtain amniotic fluid especially for the determination of fetal sex or chromosomal abnormality

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.