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excision

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noun ex·ci·sion \ik-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of excision

  1. :  the act or procedure of removing by or as if by cutting out; especially :  surgical removal or resection

ex·ci·sion·al play \-ˈsizh-nəl, -zhə-nəl\ adjective


Origin of excision

Middle French, from Latin excision-, excisio, from excidere


First Known Use: 1541


Medical Dictionary

excision

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noun ex·ci·sion \ik-ˈsizh-ən\

Medical Definition of excision

  1. :  surgical removal or resection (as of a diseased part)

  2. ex·ci·sion·al \-ˈsizh-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective




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