bioptome

bi·op·tome

(bī-op'tōm),
A biopsy instrument passed through a catheter into the heart to obtain pieces of tissue for diagnosis.
[biopsy + G. tomē, a cutting]

bioptome

/bi·op·tome/ (bi´op-tōm″) a cutting instrument for taking biopsy specimens.

bi·op·tome

(bī'op-tōm)
A biopsy instrument passed through a catheter into the heart to obtain tissue for diagnosis.
[biopsy + G. tomē, a cutting]

bioptome

a cutting instrument for taking biopsy specimens.
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