open biopsy

o·pen bi·op·sy

surgical incision or excision of the region from which the biopsy is taken.
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open biopsy

A biopsy in which the lesion is excised under direct visual examination during an open surgical procedure. See Biopsy.
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o·pen bi·op·sy

(ō'pĕn bī'op-sē)
Biopsy requiring a surgical incision.
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