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Meaning of "amniocentesis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AMNIOCENTESIS

From amnion + centesis, from Greek kentēsis a puncture, from kentein to prick.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AMNIOCENTESIS

amniocentesis  [ˌæmnɪəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMNIOCENTESIS

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amniocentesis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AMNIOCENTESIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis (also referred to as amniotic fluid test or AFT) is a medical procedure used in prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities and fetal infections, and also used for sex determination in which a small amount of amniotic fluid, which contains fetal tissues, is sampled from the amnion or amniotic sac surrounding a developing fetus, and the fetal DNA is examined for genetic abnormalities. The most common reason to have an "amnio" is to determine whether a baby has certain genetic disorders or a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome. Amniocentesis (or another procedure, called chorionic villus sampling (CVS)) can diagnose these problems in the womb. Amniocentesis is usually done when a woman is between 16 and 22 weeks pregnant. Women who choose to have this test are primarily those at increased risk for genetic and chromosomal problems, in part because the test is invasive and carries a small risk of miscarriage. Developed by Richard Dedrick, this process can be used for prenatal sex discernment and hence this procedure has legal restrictions in some countries.

Definition of amniocentesis in the English dictionary

The definition of amniocentesis in the dictionary is removal of some amniotic fluid by the insertion into the womb of a hollow needle, for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMNIOCENTESIS


athetesis
ˌæθəˈtiːsɪs
cardiocentesis
ˌkɑːdɪəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs
centesis
senˈtiːsɪs
cordocentesis
ˌkɔːdəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs
cytokinesis
ˌsaɪtəʊkɪˈniːsɪs
ecblastesis
ˌɛkblæˈstiːsɪs
electrophoresis
ɪˌlɛktrəʊfəˈriːsɪs
emptysis
empˈtiːsɪs
enterocentesis
ˌɛntərəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs
erotesis
ˌɛrəʊˈtiːsɪs
erythropoiesis
ɪˌrɪθrəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs
hematopoiesis
ˌhemətəʊpɔɪˈiːsɪs
hysteresis
ˌhɪstəˈriːsɪs
kinesis
kɪˈniːsɪs
mimesis
mɪˈmiːsɪs
paracentesis
ˌpærəsɛnˈtiːsɪs
pleurocentesis
ˌplʊərəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs
thesis
ˈθiːsɪs
thoracentesis
ˌθɔːrəsɛnˈtiːsɪs
thoracocentesis
ˌθɔːrəkəʊsenˈtiːsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMNIOCENTESIS

amnesia
amnesiac
amnesic
amnestic
amnestied
amnesties
amnesty
Amnesty International
amnia
amnic
amnio
amniocenteses
amnion
amnionic
amniote
amniotic
amniotic fluid
amniotomy
amobarbital
amoeba

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMNIOCENTESIS

angiogenesis
biosynthesis
carcinogenesis
chondrogenesis
dysgenesis
genesis
gluconeogenesis
hypothesis
morphogenesis
mutagenesis
Nemesis
organogenesis
osteogenesis
parenthesis
pathogenesis
PhD thesis
photosynthesis
prosthesis
synthesis
transgenesis

Synonyms and antonyms of amniocentesis in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «amniocentesis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMNIOCENTESIS

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The translations of amniocentesis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amniocentesis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

羊膜穿刺术
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amniocentesis
570 millions of speakers

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amniocentesis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उल्ववेधन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بزل السلى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

амниоцентез
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amniocentese
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

amniocentesis
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amniocentèse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amniosentesis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fruchtwasseruntersuchung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

羊水穿刺
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

양수 검사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amniocentesis
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chọc ối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பனிக்குடத் துளைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Amniocentesis
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

amniyosentez
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amniocentesi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

amniopunkcja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

амніоцентез
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amniocenteza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμνιοκέντηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

amniosintese
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

amniocentes
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fostervannsprøve
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amniocentesis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMNIOCENTESIS»

The term «amniocentesis» is regularly used and occupies the 91.519 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amniocentesis

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMNIOCENTESIS»

Discover the use of amniocentesis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amniocentesis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of ...
Rich with the voices and stories of participants, these touching, firsthand accounts examine how women of diverse racial, ethnic, class and religious backgrounds perceive prenatal testing, the most prevalent and routinized of the new ...
Rayna Rapp, 1999
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Biology of Women
Although complications of the procedure are infrequent, amniocentesis is not without some danger to the fetus and to the mother. Fetal risks can include rupture of the membranes and a subsequent miscarriage, but a cause-and-effect  ...
Ethel Sloane, 2002
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Danforth's Obstetrics and Gynecology
The impact of placental penetration on the risk of pregnancy loss has been addressed in a review of nine reports in the literature involving a total of 5,203 transplacental amniocentesis procedures. In these cases, the loss rate of 1.4% was ...
Ronald S. Gibbs, 2008
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Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice
The historical indication for amniocentesis was to monitor fetuses with red cell alloimmunization by measuring the levels of bilirubin in the amniotic fluid6. Nowadays, this method has been replaced by non-invasive Doppler evaluation of the ...
Charles H. Rodeck, Martin J. Whittle, 2009
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Varney's Midwifery
Ultrasound scans for anatomy and/or amniocentesis for AFP and acetylcholinesterase may be suggested when an abnormal MSAFP follows a normal CVS [41]. Amniocentesis When both procedures are available in her community, a woman ...
Helen Varney, Jan M. Kriebs, Carolyn L. Gegor, 2004
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Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
To relieve maternal complaints and lengthen the gestation of the stillimmature fetus, an excessive amniotic fluid volume can be corrected by serial amniocentesis (Figs. 47.15, 47.16). This consists of draining between 2 and 4 L of amniotic fluid ...
Eberhard Merz, 2011
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Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and ...
Alfirevic Z, Tabor A. Pregnancy loss rates after midtrimester amniocentesis. Obstet Gynecol 2007;109:1203. 166. Armstrong J, Cohen AW, Bombard AT, et al. Comparison of amniocentesis-related loss rates between obstetrician- gynecologists ...
Aubrey Milunsky, Jeff Milunsky, 2011
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Emery and Rimoin's Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics
Antibiotic Prophylaxis before Second— Trimester Genetic Amniocentesis (APGA) : A Single—Centre Open Randomized Controlled Trial. Prenat. Diagn. 2009, 29, 606. Elias, S.; Gerbie, A.; Simpson, J., et al. Genetic Amniocen— tesis in Twin ...
David L. Rimoin, Reed E. Pyeritz, Bruce Korf, 2013
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Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice
Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are the most common invasive diagnostic methods now used. Genetic indications for prenatal diagnosis are listed in Table 8.7. Various prenatal diagnostic procedures are listed in Table 8.8.
Felissa R. Lashley, 2006
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Obstetric Imaging
Cahill et al.7 reported a significant difference in loss rates before 24 weeks' gestation in patients with monochorionic twins who had an amniocentesis compared with patients who did not have an amniocentesis (7.7% versus 1.4%; p = 0.02).
Joshua Copel, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMNIOCENTESIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amniocentesis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sexist ya feminist? Whose selfie is it anyway?
We were not asked to report on illegal amniocentesis, nor told to stop taking dowry, or subjecting our daughters to poor nutrition, shaming and ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
News from Abroad: Ariosa Diagnostics V Sequenom and Isis …
... in pregnancy and avoiding the risks to the fetus inherent in amniocentesis and that starts from a new and hitherto overlooked starting material ... «JD Supra, Jul 15»
3
Natera IPO Offers New Non-Invasive Prenatal Procedure
The traditional prenatal screening test based on hormones can result in errors and fetal loss in testing such as amniocentesis. Related Link: ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
4
The Abortion That Let Me Be a Mother
Amniocentesis (the extraction of amniotic liquid) can only be performed after six months of pregnancy, so we chose the “chorionic villi” test: they ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
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Good genes: What parents-to-be should know about prenatal testing
Two common diagnostic tests are amniocentesis, or sampling the amniotic fluid, and chorionic villus sampling, or sampling the placenta, ... «Southeast Missourian, Jun 15»
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IME & INEX To Develop Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnostics
However, prevailing diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS), while reliable, are invasive and carry a ... «Asian Scientist Magazine, Jun 15»
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Federal Circuit Invalidates Sequenom's Fetal DNA Prenatal …
The court acknowledged that there are many advantages of the cffDNA diagnosis over prior art prenatal diagnosis such as amniocentesis and ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jun 15»
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Hepatitis B carriers urged to undergo regular check-ups
In an effort to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) through an amniocentesis — a medical procedure in which ... «Taipei Times, Jun 15»
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A*STAR's IME, Inex Collaborate on NIPT Development
It noted that procedures such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are reliable but carry a risk of pregnancy loss in up to 5 percent of ... «GenomeWeb, Jun 15»
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'He's a joy': Meet Pennsylvania Children's Miracle Network Hospitals …
An amniocentesis confirmed the suspicion and as the pregnancy continued, more complications were uncovered. Suddenly, instead of picking ... «PennLive.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Amniocentesis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/amniocentesis>. Feb 2020 ».
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