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biopsy (plural biopsies)
- The removal and examination of a sample of tissue, cells, or bodily fluid from a living body for diagnostic purposes.
- We will need to perform a biopsy to determine whether the tumour is malignant or benign.
removal and examination of a sample of tissue for diagnostic purposes
- To take a sample (a biopsy) for pathological examination.
- They biopsied the lump but it turned out to be non-cancerous.
to take a sample for pathological examination