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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.


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