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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (41)
  • For the majority of cancers, the only way to make a definitive diagnosis is to use a biopsy to collect cells for closer examination.
  • In such a case a biopsy is almost routinely recommended.
  • A biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of mesothelioma.
  • Though the doctor only hinted at it, another bone biopsy is also possible. for more
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