biopsy
noun (plural -sies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary 2bi- + -opsy (as in autopsy) Date: 1895 the removal and examination of tissue, cells, or fluids from the living body • biopsy transitive verb

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  • biopsy — (n.) 1895, from Fr. biopsie, coined by French dermatologist Ernest Besnier (1831 1909) from Gk. bi comb. form of bios life (see BIO (Cf. bio )) + opsis a sight (see EYE (Cf. eye)). As a verb, from 1964 …   Etymology dictionary

  • biopsy — ► NOUN (pl. biopsies) ▪ an examination of tissue taken from the body, to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease. ORIGIN from Greek bios life + opsis sight …   English terms dictionary

  • biopsy — /buy op see/, n., pl. biopsies, v., biopsied, biopsying. Med. n. 1. the removal for diagnostic study of a piece of tissue from a living body. 2. a specimen obtained from a biopsy. v.t. 3. to remove (living tissue) for diagnostic evaluation. [1890 …   Universalium

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  • biopsy — 1. Process of removing tissue from patients for diagnostic examination. 2. A specimen obtained by b.. [bio + G. opsis, vision] aspiration b. SYN: needle b.. brush b. obtained by abrading the …   Medical dictionary

  • biopsy — noun Biopsy is used before these nouns: ↑procedure, ↑sample Biopsy is used after these nouns: ↑bowel, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑needle …   Collocations dictionary

  • biopsy — UK [ˈbaɪɒpsɪ] / US [ˈbaɪˌɑpsɪ] noun [countable] Word forms biopsy : singular biopsy plural biopsies medical a medical test in which cells are taken from your body and examined to find out if they are healthy …   English dictionary

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