-centesis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κέντησις (kéntēsis, the act of pricking), from κεντέω (kentéō, I prick).

Suffix[edit]

-centesis

  1. (medicine) Puncture and aspiration of
    The doctor performed a pericardiocentesis to remove the excess fluid from around the patient’s heart.

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