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Meaning of BIOPSY

Pronunciation:  'bIâpsee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease

BIOPSY is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: blood test, chorionic villus biopsy, chorionic villus sampling, diagnostic assay, diagnostic test, needle biopsy, test



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Removal of a portion (sample) of tissue for pathological examination or diagnostic study.
Biology Dictionary
  1. To remove a sample of tissue from the body in order to examine it with a microscope for signs of disease, usually to help make a diagnosis.
  2. The sample of tissue removed in order for it to be examined under a microscope for signs of disease so that an accurate diagnosis can be made.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anatomic diagnosis, biological diagnosis, clinical diagnosis, cytodiagnosis, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, digital examination, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography, examination, laboratory diagnosis, mammography, oral examination, Pap test, physical diagnosis, physical examination, postmortem diagnosis, serodiagnosis, smear, study, test, urinalysis, uroscopy, work-up