needle biopsy

noun

Medical Definition of needle biopsy

: any of several methods (as fine needle aspiration or core biopsy) for obtaining a sample of cells or tissue by inserting a hollow needle through the skin and withdrawing the sample from the tissue or organ to be examined

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“Needle biopsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/needle%20biopsy. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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