Definition of excision in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsɪʒ(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ɛkˈsɪʒ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
The action of excising something: the excision of the carcinoma
More example sentences
  • All excised tissues were frozen in liquid nitrogen immediately after excision and kept at - 80°C for later analysis.
  • Wound excision involves removal of dead and contaminated tissue that, if left, would become a medium for infection.
  • A cancer, in the medicine of the time, could be eliminated only through excision.



Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsɪʒ(ə)nl/
Pronunciation: /ɛkˈsɪʒ(ə)nl/
Example sentences
  • For many years, burn reconstructive surgery comprised incisional or excisional releases of scars and skin autografting.
  • These conditions make excisional surgery impossible for a large percentage of patients.
  • A 51-year-old woman underwent an excisional breast biopsy following detection of abnormal calcifications on a routine mammogram.

Words that rhyme with excision

circumcision, collision, concision, decision, derision, division, elision, envision, imprecision, incision, misprision, precisian, precision, provision, scission, vision

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