excision

[ek-sizh-uhn, ik-]
noun
1.
the act of removal; an excising.
2.
Surgery. the surgical removal of a foreign body or of tissue.

Origin:
1480–90; < Latin excīsiōn- (stem of excīsiō) a cutting out. See excise2, -ion

excisional, adjective
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excise2 (ɪkˈsaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to delete (a passage, sentence, etc); expunge
2.  to remove (an organ, structure, or part) surgically
 
[C16: from Latin excīdere to cut down; see excide]
 
excision2
 
n

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excision
late 15c., from L. excisionem, noun of action from excidere (see excise).
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excision ex·ci·sion (ĭk-sĭzh'ən)
n.

  1. Surgical removal by cutting, as of a tumor or a portion of a structure or organ. Also called exsection.

  2. A recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.

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Excision is the cutting out of an organ, tissue, or other body part from the patient.
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