- the removal for diagnostic study of a piece of tissue from a living body.
- a specimen obtained from a biopsy.
- to remove (living tissue) for diagnostic evaluation.
Origin of biopsy
Related Words for biopsysurgery, observation, probe, inquiry, test, autopsy, biopsy, excision, checkup, perusal, exam, study, scrutiny, inspection, check, view, physical, postoperative
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Contemporary Examples of biopsy
In the small living room where we last met, he seemed more gaunt than wiry, his ear bandaged after a biopsy.A Friend’s Tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens: The Diplomatic Indiana Jones
September 13, 2012
Once a PSA test comes back with an abnormal result, a biopsy is required to make a diagnosis.
But he went forward with a painful biopsy, and then opted for surgery when the biopsy showed cancer.
A biopsy, in the majority of cases, reveals the blip to be benign.The Great Mammogram Debate
November 18, 2009
- examination, esp under a microscope, of tissue from a living body to determine the cause or extent of a disease
- the sample taken for such an examination
Word Origin for biopsy
- The removal and examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes.
- A specimen so obtained.
- A sample of tissue removed from a living body by a medical provider for diagnostic purposes.