Meaning of CENTESIS in English

sen.ˈtēsə̇s noun

( plural cente·ses -ēˌsēz)

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kentēsis act of pricking, from kentein to prick — more at center

: surgical puncture (as of a tumor or membrane) — usually used in compounds

para centesis

thora centesis

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