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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



transurethral biopsy  listen  (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thrul BY-op-see)

  A procedure in which a sample of tissue is removed from the prostate for examination under a microscope. A thin, lighted tube is inserted through the urethra into the prostate, and a small piece of tissue is removed with a cutting loop.