shave biopsy

[shāv]

n.

A biopsy technique performed with a surgical blade or a razor blade and used for lesions that are elevated above the skin level or confined to the epidermis and upper dermis.

Nearby words

  1. shattering,
  2. shatterproof,
  3. shaun,
  4. shavano peak,
  5. shave,
  6. shaveling,
  7. shaven,
  8. shaver,
  9. shavetail,
  10. shavian


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