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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Biopsia quirúrgica

Surgical biopsy (SER-jih-kul BY-op-see)
The removal of tissue by a surgeon for examination by a pathologist. The pathologist may study the tissue under a microscope.

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