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  • noun The clinical procedure of using a syringe to collect synovial fluid from a joint capsule, used in the diagnosis of gout, arthritis, and synovial infections.

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  • noun removal of fluid from a joint by centesis

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Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (arthron, "joint") + κέντησις (kentēsis, "puncture").

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