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noun as in examination

Strong match

noun as in going-over

noun as in operation

Strongest match

Strong match

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Called digital PCR, it is also employed in so-called liquid biopsies to spot signs of cancer in a blood draw.

Neither biopsies nor MRIs show anything of note in muscles supposedly affected with knots.

A small sample of cells is taken from an animal, usually via biopsy, and then fed a broth of nutrients.

The first procedure was in 1985—a neurosurgical biopsy using a PUMA 560 robotic surgical arm.

The doctor needs to balance acting on intuition versus harming a patient by doing biopsies that aren’t needed.

On the day he had his lung biopsy – an invasive and uncomfortable procedure – Linda asked whether it had bothered him very much.

I had my bilateral back in March, after an ugly biopsy result.

In the small living room where we last met, he seemed more gaunt than wiry, his ear bandaged after a biopsy.

Once a PSA test comes back with an abnormal result, a biopsy is required to make a diagnosis.

But he went forward with a painful biopsy, and then opted for surgery when the biopsy showed cancer.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to biopsy, such as: autopsy, inquiry, observation, probe, test, and exam.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.