excision


ex·ci·sion

noun \ik-ˈsi-zhən\

Definition of EXCISION

:  the act or procedure of removing by or as if by cutting out; especially :  surgical removal or resection
ex·ci·sion·al \-ˈsizh-nəl, -zhə-nəl\ adjective

Origin of EXCISION

Middle French, from Latin excision-, excisio, from excidere
First Known Use: 1541

ex·ci·sion

noun \ik-ˈsizh-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXCISION

: surgical removal or resection (as of a diseased part)
ex·ci·sion·al \-ˈsizh-nəl, -ən-əl\ adjective

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