NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,916 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- excisional biopsy
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- A surgical procedure in which an entire lump or suspicious area is removed for diagnosis. The tissue is then examined under a microscope.