Definitions for Biopsyˈbaɪ ɒp si
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bi•op•syˈbaɪ ɒp si(n.)(pl.)-sies
(n.)the removal for diagnostic study of a piece of tissue from a living body.
a specimen obtained from a biopsy.
(v.t.)to remove (living tissue) for diagnostic evaluation.
Origin of biopsy:
1890–95; bi -2+ -opsy
examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
The removal and examination of a sample of tissue from a living body for diagnostic purposes.
To take a sample (a biopsy) for pathological examination.
They biopsied the lump but it turned out to be non-cancerous.
Origin: From biopsie.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.