Definition of pericardiocentesis in English:

pericardiocentesis

(also pericardicentesis)

noun

  • Surgical puncturing of the pericardium; an instance of this.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in William Dorland (1864–1956), obstetrician. From pericardium + -o- + ancient Greek κέντησις pricking.

Pronunciation

pericardiocentesis

/pɛrɪˌkɑːdɪəʊsɛnˈtiːsɪs/