amniocentesis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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amniocentesisnoun [U or S]

uk   /ˌæm.ni.əʊ.senˈtiː.sɪs/  us   /-oʊ-/
a ​medicaltest in which a ​needle is used to ​remove a ​smallamount of the ​liquid that ​surrounds a ​baby in the mother's womb in ​order to ​examine the baby's ​condition
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