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culdocentesis

Pronunciation: kul'do-sen-te'sis

Definition: Aspiration of fluid from the cul-de-sac (rectouterine excavation) by puncture of the vaginal vault near the midline between the uterosacral ligaments.

[cul-de-sac + G. kentesis, puncture]

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