A minor operation to take part of an infected tissue from the body for examination.
Examination under a microscope of a very small piece of tissue that has been surgically removed from an area of the body. A biopsy is usually taken to make a diagnosis and is also used to determine how far a disease has advanced or the effects of treatment.
The removal of a small piece of living tissue from an organ part of the body for microscopic examination.
Type: Term Pronunciation: bī′op-sē Definitions: 1. Process of removing tissue from patients for diagnostic examination. 2. A specimen obtained by biopsy.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=10344
- examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a diseaseFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=biopsy
Noun: The surgical removal of tissue from a living body for examination and diagnosis. Also the medical examination of this tissue.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20555
The surgical removal of a piece of tissue for histological or microbiological examination, usually undertaken to establish a diagnosis.
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The extraction of small pieces of tissues for chemical and/or histological studies, e.g. muscle biopsy to study fibre composition, using a hollow needle.
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Excision of a small piece of living tissue for microscopic or biochemical examination; usually performed to establish a diagnosis.Found on http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/iupacglossary/glossaryb.html
(biopsies) A piece of body tissue taken so that the cells can be looked at under a microscope.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=b
A biopsy is a test that involves taking a small sample of tissue from the body so it can be examined.
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A procedure to remove a sample of tissue from an area of the body where cancer is suspected.
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Removal of a sample of tissue, which is then examined under a microscope
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Removal of some tissue from the body for examination to establish a diagnosis.
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Removal and microscopical examination of living tissue performed to determine the precise nature of a pathological process.
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Removal of a piece of intestinal mucosa for analysis.
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the process of removing tissue form living patients for diagnostic examination
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The removal and examination of living tissue for diagnostic purposes.
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Biopsy: The removal of a sample of tissue for purposes of diagnosis. (Many definitions of 'biopsy' stipulate that the sample of tissue is removed for examination under a microscope. This may or may not be the case. The diagnosis may be achieved by other means such as by analysis of chromosomes or genes.) A biopsy may be done, for example, because o...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2466
<investigation, procedure, surgery> A biopsy refers to a procedure that involves obtaining a tissue specimen for microscopic analysis to establish a precise diagnosis. ... Biopsies can be accomplished with a biopsy needle (passed through the skin into the organ in question) or by open surgical incision. ... See: abdominal wall fat pad biopsy,...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a diseaseFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=biopsy
(bi´op-se) removal and examination, usually microscopic, of tissue from the living body, often to determine whether a tumor is malignant or benign; biopsies are also done for diagnosis of disease processes such as infections.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
medical diagnostic procedure in which cells or tissues are removed from a patient and examined visually, usually with a microscope. The material for ... [7 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/b/67
(bio- + Gr. opsis vision) the removal and examination, usually microscopic, of tissue from the living body, performed to establish precise diagnosis.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio13.html
biopsy 1. Examination of tissue, etc., removed from the living body; also, the removal of such tissue. 2. The process of removing tissue from living patients for diagnostic examination. 3. A specimen obtained by biopsy.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2819/25
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