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tho•ra•cen•te•sis



Pronunciation: (thôr"u-sen-tē'sis, thōr"-), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key]

insertion of a hollow needle or similar instrument into the pleural cavity of the chest in order to drain pleural fluid.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

thorac-thoracic

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