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arthrocentesis (s) (noun), arthrocenteses
A puncture of a linking area of the bones with a sterile needle in order to drain excessive accumulated fluid from it: Arthrocentesis is helpful in relieving swelling and pain in structures between the bones.

Due to a sports injury, Bruce had what was called "water-on-the-knee"; so, the doctor used arthrocentesis to draw off the liquid and relieve his discomfort.

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