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  • AHD:/am'-nē-ō-sen-tē"-sĭs/
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Amnio-, from amnion, + -centesis

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Singular
Amniocentesis

Plural
amniocenteses

Amniocentesis (plural amniocenteses)
  1. A procedure for obtaining amniotic fluid from a pregnant animal, by inserting a hollow needle through the abdominal wall and into the amniotic sac. Used in diagnosing possible genetic defects and/or obstetric complications.

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