Student Dictionary

One entry found for amniocentesis.
Main Entry: amĚnioĚcenĚteĚsis
Pronunciation: secondarystressam-nemacron-omacr-(secondarystress)sen-primarystresstemacron-sschwas
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural amniocenĚteĚses /-primarystresstemacron-secondarystresssemacronz/
: the procedure of inserting a hollow needle through the wall of the abdomen and into the uterus of a pregnant female to withdraw a sample of the fluid surrounding the fetus that is used to find out its sex and especially to check for abnormal chromosomes which may predict a birth defect

Pronunciation Symbols