Biopsy facts for kids

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Brain biopsy under stereotaxy
A brain biopsy.

A biopsy is a test in medicine where doctors remove cells and look at them closely under a microscope or do chemical analysis to see whether there is an illness.

Etymology

Biopsy is a Greek word, from the Greek words bio meaning "life" and opsia meaning see.


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