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Explanation: It's a matter of doing the analyses on frozen sections while the operation is in progress--so that the surgeon can have the diagnosis in time to decide, for example, on removal of a cancerous organ.
However, I'm not sure what the offficial medical term is.
Guy Bray United States Local time: 23:51 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 819
Explanation: Se dit d'une biopsie dont l'examen histologique est pratiqué dès le prélèvement effectué pendant l'intervention chirurgicale et dont les résultats immédiats peuvent orienter la suite de cette intervention.
(Said of a biopsy whose histological exam is carried out immediately after the biopsy has been taken during the surgical procedure and whose results may influence this procedure).
Le Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique 2000
Amanda Grey France Local time: 08:51 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 254