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Medical Term:

cordocentesis

Pronunciation: kor'do-sen-te'sis

Definition: Transabdominal blood sampling of the fetal umbilical cord, performed under ultrasound guidance.

Synonym(s): funipuncture

[cord + G. kentesis, puncture]

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