NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- surgical biopsy
- listen (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.