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Definition 1: (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for amniocentesis in the sense of this definition

(amniocentesis is a kind of ...) any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality

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

(amniocentesis belongs to category ...) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

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