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amniocentesis

am nee oh sentee sis

  • n  (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

  • An ultrasound scan is taken before an amniocentesis procedure is performed.
  • A British researcher claims his study may lead to early screening for autism via amniocentesis Simon Baron-Cohen, director of Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre, has .
  • A British researcher claims his study may lead to early screening for autism via amniocentesis.

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