Meaning of biopsy

bi•op•sy

Pronunciation: (bī'op-sē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -sies, -sied, -sy•ing.
—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.
  1. to remove (living tissue) for diagnostic evaluation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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