removing an example of structure for evaluation under a microscope to check for disease cells or any other abnormalities.
1895, from French biopsie, created by French dermatologist Ernest Besnier (1831-1909) from Greek bi- comb. kind of bios "life" (see bio-) + opsis "a sight" (see attention (n.)). As a verb, from 1964.
The process of removing tissue to examine it, frequently for health explanations.
study of areas or liquids through the living body to determine the presence or reason for an illness
Antecedent poliomyelitis was demonstrated in all patients by electromyography or muscle biopsy or both.