Term: biopsy (n)
Literally meaning: "looking at life"
Origin: Anc Greek
βιο-/vio>bio-, combining form for “life” > βία/via(=rush)
+(-ψία) >όψις/opsis (= to look at, vision; sight)
Biopsy is the procedure to remove from a living body a piece of tissue or sample of cells in order to examine it for diagnostic purposes.