amniocentesis

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test done on fetus: a test performed to determine the health, sex, or genetic constitution of a fetus by taking a sample of amniotic fluid through a needle inserted into the womb of the mother.

 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
amniocentesis (noun)
the surgical insertion of a hollow needle through the abdominal wall and into the uterus to obtain fluid especially for the determination of fetal sex or chromosomal abnormality - amniotic
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