exscind

verb
ex·​scind | \ ek-ˈsind \
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

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