Skip to Content


Pronunciation: ar′thrō-sen-tē′sis

Definition: Aspiration of fluid from a joint performed by needle puncture.

[arthro- + G. kentēsis, puncture]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.