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excision

[ ek-sizh-uh n, ik- ]SEE DEFINITION OF excision

Synonyms for excision

  • ablation
  • abscission
  • cutting
  • extirpation
  • removal
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCISION

After excision a mixture of water and vinegar should be kept in the mouth for some time.

His description of the excision is rather clear and detailed.

The Phrygian practice of excision was regarded, probably, as a sacrifice.

It is to be regretted that no one suggested the excision of sections xix.-xxi.

The excision made no difference to me, but a great deal of difference to him.

(ii) To close the wound made by the excision of a cystoid scar.

Shortening the eyelid by excision of a portion of the tarsal plate.

This operation consists in excision of the apex of the everted lid.

Abuse and excision alone remain to the rulers of the synagogue.

The reader will observe a mark of excision in the passage as quoted by me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French excision (14c.) and directly from Latin excisionem (nominative excisio), noun of action from past participle stem of excidere (see excise (v.)).

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