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Noun: amniocentesis (amniocenteses)  ,am-nee-ow-sen'tee-sis
  1. (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of foetal abnormalities
    - amnio

Derived forms: amniocenteses

Type of: centesis, prenatal diagnosis

Encyclopedia: Amniocentesis