exscind

verb
ex·​scind | \ ek-ˈsind How to pronounce exscind (audio) \
exscinded; exscinding; exscinds

Definition of exscind

transitive verb

: to cut off or out : excise

First Known Use of exscind

1662, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exscind

Latin exscindere, from ex- + scindere to cut, tear — more at shed entry 1

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“Exscind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exscind. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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