Medical Definition of Amniocentesis
Amniocentesis: A before-birth diagnostic procedure during which a long needle is used to obtain amniotic fluid from within the uterus. This fluid can be used for genetic and other diagnostic tests. Informally known as amnio.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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