Meaning of AMNIOCENTESIS in English

ˌamnēōsen.ˈtēsə̇s noun

( plural amniocente·ses -ˈtēˌsēz)

Etymology: New Latin, from amnio- + centesis

: the surgical insertion of a hollow needle through the abdominal wall and into the uterus of a pregnant female to obtain amniotic fluid especially to examine the fetal chromosomes for an abnormality and for the determination of sex — called also amnio

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