the removal for diagnostic study of a piece of tissue from a living body.
a specimen obtained from a biopsy.
to remove (living tissue) for diagnostic evaluation.
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noun (pl) -sies
examination, esp under a microscope, of tissue from a living body to determine the cause or extent of a disease
the sample taken for such an examination

A sample of tissue removed from a living body by a medical provider for diagnostic purposes.


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