SYN: lumbar puncture. [rachi- + G. kentesis, puncture]

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ra·chi·cen·te·sis (ra″ke-sen-teґsis) [rachi- + -centesis] lumbar puncture.

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  • rachicentesis — ra·chi·centesis …   English syllables

  • rachicentesis — |rākē+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from rachi + centesis : lumbar puncture …   Useful english dictionary

  • puncture — 1. To make a hole with a small pointed object, such as a needle. 2. A prick or small hole made with a pointed instrument. [L. punctura, fr. pungo, pp. punctus, to prick] Bernard p. SYN: diabetic p.. cisternal p. passage of a hollow needle through …   Medical dictionary

  • rachi- — combining form or rachio also rhachi or rhachio Etymology: Greek rhachi , from rhachis lower part of the back, spine, backbone; akin to Greek rhachos thorn hedge, Middle Irish …   Useful english dictionary

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