noun bi·op·sy \ˈbī-ˌäp-sē\

medical : the removal of tissue, cells, or fluids from someone's body in order to check for illness

plural bi·op·sies

Full Definition of BIOPSY

:  the removal and examination of tissue, cells, or fluids from the living body
biopsy transitive verb

Origin of BIOPSY

International Scientific Vocabulary 2bi- + -opsy (as in autopsy)
First Known Use: 1895

Other Medicine Terms

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Rhymes with BIOPSY


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