Definitions

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  • n. puncture or perforation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as paracentesis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek κέντησις (kentēsis, "the act of pricking"), from κεντέω (kenteō, "I prick").

Examples

  • Dylan sings his Mozambique, amnesia in centesis, these past lives repeat.

    Interstate Fugue W/ Blaupunkt & Febreze

  • Launched the GuideLiner ™ catheter, D-Stat Rad-Band ™ topical hemostat, Gator ™ ClipSeal plug, Drainer ™ centesis catheter and Guardian® II hemostasis valve in the U.S.

    News

  • Harry Stylli, CEO of Sequenom, said the test could be used as a diagnostic test in the future that would "ultimately replace amnio [centesis] and CVS."

    Health News from Medical News Today

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