the removal of a small amount of tissue or cellular material with a long hollow surgical needle, performed for diagnostic purposes.
needle biopsy n.
Removal of a specimen for biopsy by aspirating it through a needle or trocar that pierces the skin or the external surface of an organ and continues into the underlying tissue to be examined. Also called aspiration biopsy.
- Needle beer
noun phrase Beer reinforced with alcohol or ether (1928+)
- Needle candy
noun phrase A narcotic taken by injection, esp cocaine: Holmes has need of greater stimulants than needle candy (1950s+ Narcotics)
/ˈniːdəlˌkɔːd/ noun 1. a corduroy fabric with narrow ribs
[need-l-kraft, -krahft] /ˈnid lˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/ noun 1. . /ˈniːdəlˌkrɑːft/ noun 1. the art or practice of needlework