Tho`ra*cen*te"sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. thorax + pricking, from to prick, stab.] Surg.
The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest.
© Webster 1913.
Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.
Need help? firstname.lastname@example.org