n. the surgical removal of live sample tissue and its study under the microscope. It usually involves a small, surgical incision on the part affected to derive a specimen and to examine this tissue for signs of malignancy. Compare autopsy.

BIOPSY: "A biopsy is important because it helps diagnose the disease present in an organ and the proper course of treatment to take."
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