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BIOPSY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does biopsy mean? 

BIOPSY (noun)
  The noun BIOPSY has 1 sense:

1. examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease

  Familiarity information: BIOPSY used as a noun is very rare.


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BIOPSY (noun)


Sense 1biopsy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("biopsy" is a kind of...):

diagnostic assay; diagnostic test (an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "biopsy"):

blood test (a serologic analysis of a sample of blood)

chorionic villus biopsy; chorionic villus sampling (a prenatal test to detect birth defects at an early stage of pregnancy; tissue from the chorionic villi is assayed)

needle biopsy (biopsy of deep tissue that is obtained through a hollow needle)


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