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the surgical puncturing of a part of the body with a hollow needle in order to extract fluid

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a surgical perforation or puncture.

See also: Surgery

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

puncture – the act of puncturing or perforating
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
surgery – the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures; “he is professor of surgery at the Harvard Medical School”

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