1. biopsy

noun. ['ˈbaɪɑːpsi'] examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease.


  • needle biopsy
  • diagnostic test
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • blood test
  • diagnostic assay


  • biopsie (French)

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Example sentences of the word biopsy

1. Noun, singular or mass
Administer the Fleet enema at home on the morning of your biopsy.

2. Verb, base form
For mouth warts, your vet may biopsy a specimen to make sure the growths aren't cancerous.