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 Dictionary entry overview: What does centesis mean? 

  The noun CENTESIS has 1 sense:

1. (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid

  Familiarity information: CENTESIS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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(surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("centesis" is a kind of...):

puncture (the act of puncturing or perforating)

Domain category:

surgery (the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "centesis"):

abdominocentesis; paracentesis (centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis)

amnio; amniocentesis ((pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities)

arthrocentesis (removal of fluid from a joint by centesis)

celiocentesis (removal of fluid from the abdomen by centesis)

lumbar puncture; spinal puncture; spinal tap (removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes)

thoracentesis; thoracocentesis (removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes)

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