biopsy definition

  • noun:
    • The reduction and study of an example of tissue from a living human body for diagnostic reasons.
    • an example so acquired.
    • The elimination and examination of an example of tissue from a living human body for diagnostic functions.
    • Examination, for diagnostic purposes, of an item of structure severed from the residing body.
    • examination of cells or fluids from the residing body to determine the presence or reason behind an illness
    • The reduction and study of an example of structure from a full time income human body for diagnostic functions.
    • an example so obtained.
    • The elimination and study of a sample of tissue from a full time income body for diagnostic purposes.
    • Examination, for diagnostic functions, of an item of muscle severed from the residing human anatomy.
    • examination of tissues or fluids from residing human body to determine the presence or cause of a disease
  • verb-transitive:
    • to get rid of (tissue) from a living human anatomy for diagnostic reasons.
    • To remove (tissue) from a living human body for diagnostic reasons.
  • verb:
    • To take a sample (a biopsy) for pathological evaluation.
    • To take an example (a biopsy) for pathological assessment.

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