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Meaning of EXCISION

Pronunciation:  ek'sizhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
  2. [n]  the act of banishing a member of the Church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the Church; cutting a person off from a religious society
  3. [n]  surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  4. [n]  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"

EXCISION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ablation, cut, cutting out, deletion, deracination, excommunication, extirpation
 See Also: adenoidectomy, adrenalectomy, appendectomy, appendicectomy, banishment, cholecystectomy, editing, embolectomy, ennervation, hypophysectomy, hysterectomy, laminectomy, laryngectomy, lithotomy, lobectomy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, meniscectomy, nephrectomy, neurectomy, oophorectomy, oophorosalpingectomy, operation, ophthalmectomy, orchidectomy, orchiectomy, ovariectomy, pancreatectomy, pneumonectomy, proscription, prostatectomy, pull, pulling, redaction, salpingectomy, sigmoidectomy, splenectomy, stapedectomy, suprarenalectomy, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, sympathectomy, thrombectomy, thyroidectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy, vulvectomy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*ci"sion\, n. [L. excisio: cf. F. excision. See
1. The act of excising or cutting out or off; extirpation;

         Such conquerors are the instruments of vengeance on
         those nations that have . . . grown ripe for
         excision.                             --Atterbury.

2. (Eccl.) The act of cutting off from the church;

3. (Surg.) The removal, especially of small parts, with a
   cutting instrument. --Dunglison.

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