Glossary Term:

Title

bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

Phonetic

<b>asp</b>-er-<b>A</b>-shun and <b>by</b>-op-see

Description

a procedure in which a needle is put into the center of a bone, usually the hip or breast bone, to take out a small amount of bone marrow so that it can be looked at under a microscope. See also bone marrow.