- the removal of a small amount of tissue or cellular material with a long hollow surgical needle, performed for diagnostic purposes.
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- Removal of a specimen for biopsy by aspirating it through a needle or trocar that pierces the skin or the external surface of an organ and continues into the underlying tissue to be examined.aspiration biopsy
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