Biopsy meaning

bīŏpsē
The definition of a biopsy is the removal of tissue from a body and then examining what was removed.

An example of a biopsy is a surgery to remove a growth and examining what was removed to see if it is cancerous.

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The removal and examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes.
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A sample so obtained.
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To remove (tissue) from a living body for diagnostic purposes.
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The removal of living tissue from the body for diagnostic examination.
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To perform a biopsy on.
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The removal and examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes.
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A sample so obtained.
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A sample of tissue removed from a living body by a medical provider for diagnostic purposes.
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The removal and examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes.

We will need to perform a biopsy to determine whether the tumour is malignant or benign.

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To take a sample (a biopsy) for pathological examination.

They biopsied the lump but it turned out to be non-cancerous.

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To remove tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes.
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Origin of biopsy

  • From French biopsie, from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, “life”) + ὤψ (ops, “eye”).

    From Wiktionary