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View in Spanish: Biopsia del endometrio

Endometrial biopsy (EN-doh-MEE-tree-ul BY-op-see)
A procedure in which a sample of tissue is taken from the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) for examination under a microscope. A thin tube is inserted through the cervix into the uterus, and gentle scraping and suction are used to remove the sample.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.