Puncture, especially when used as a suffix, as in paracentesis. [G. kentesis, puncture, fr. kenteo, to prick, pierce]

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cen·te·sis sen-'tē-səs n, pl cen·te·ses -.sēz surgical puncture (as of a tumor or membrane) usu. used in compounds <paracentesis> <thoracentesis>

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cen·te·sis (sen-teґsis) [Gr. kentēsis] perforation or tapping, as with an aspirator, trocar, or needle.

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  • centesis — Perforación o punción, como la paracentesis, abdominocentesis y toracocentesis. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • centesis — noun (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid • Topics: ↑surgery • Hypernyms: ↑puncture • Hyponyms: ↑abdominocentesis, ↑paracentesis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • centesis — /sen tee sis/, n., pl. centeses / seez/. Surg. 1. a puncture or perforation. 2. a puncture into a body cavity, usually to remove fluid. [ < NL < Gk, equiv. to kente (var. s. of kenteîn to prick) + sis SIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • centesis — noun puncture or perforation …   Wiktionary

  • -centesis — ► sufijo Componente de palabra procedente del gr. kentesis, que significa picadura: ■ paracentesis, toracocentesis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • -centesis — suffix denoting puncture or perforation. Example: amniocentesis (surgical puncture of the amnion). * * * a word termination used to denote a perforation or tapping operation, with the part on which it is performed indicated by the root to which… …   Medical dictionary

  • -centesis — Sufijo que significa punción …   Diccionario de siglas médicas y otras abreviaturas

  • centesis — n. perforation, puncture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • centesis — cen·te·sis …   English syllables

  • -centesis — combining form denoting puncture or perforation. amniocentesis surgical puncture of the amnion …   The new mediacal dictionary

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