-centesis

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EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-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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