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biopsy (ˈbaɪɒpsɪ)
n , pl -sies
1.  examination, esp under a microscope, of tissue from a living body to determine the cause or extent of a disease
2.  the sample taken for such an examination
[C20: from bio- + Greek opsis sight]

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