Best Answer

If you mean a tissue sample taken to test for things such as cancer, the sample and the process of collecting it is called a biopsy.

If it is tissue left over after a medical procedure, it can be a histopathological specimen.

Of course, anything examined can be called a specimen.

User Avatar

Wiki User

10y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

A biopsy.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the name for small samples of tissue removed for examination under a microscope?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What the difference between gross and microscopic examination?

Gross examination is performed without the aid of magnification. Microscopic examination is performed on slides of tissue samples on the microscope.

Which term means a diagnostic procedure whereby tissue is removed from a living person?

Biopsy is removal of tissue for examination under a microscope.

What is the examination of living tissue under a microscope?


What is examination of living tissue under a microscope?


How are cervical tissue samples examined for cancer?

The tissue sample will then be examined under a microscope for the presence of cancerous cells.

What is the medical term meaning examining medical tissue under a microscope?

The medical term for examination of tissue under a microscope is called- Histology

What medical term describes tissue being removed from a living body and viewed through a microscope?

It's not restricted to viewing through a microscope but removing and examining tissue from a living body is called biopsy

What is the name of the technique in individual layers of cancerous tissue are removed and examined under a microscope one at a time until all cancerous tissue has been removed?

mohs' surgery

What is the Medical term for to remove the tumor?

flargenerman biopsy - live tissue sample. microtomy or histotomy - the making of thin tissue samples for viewing under a microscope.

What material is removed during a cone biopsy?

A cone biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a cone-shaped tissue sample from the cervix is removed for examination.

How are tissue receptors measured?

in tissue samples removed for a biopsy, while others are secreted into the extracellular fluid (fluid outside the cells) and may be measured in the blood.

Can a colonoscopy remove polyps?

Polyps can be removed through the colonoscope and samples of tissue (biopsies) can be taken to test for the presence of cancerous cells.