Definition of excision in English:

excision

noun

mass noun
  • The action of excising something.

    ‘the excision of the carcinoma’
    • ‘Treatment was by surgical excision and urethral reconstruction, which achieved a good result.’
    • ‘Early excision and grafting have been shown to reduce pain, shorten hospital stay, and accelerate return to normal function in moderate injuries.’
    • ‘A cancer, in the medicine of the time, could be eliminated only through excision.’
    • ‘No pathologic or radiologic features were associated with the finding of invasive carcinoma at excision.’
    • ‘She underwent a craniotomy and excision of this tumour.’
    • ‘Electrical dissociation of the atria from the great veins was carried out by surgical excision of the veins from their insertion sites and then suturing them back.’
    • ‘All excised tissues were frozen in liquid nitrogen immediately after excision and kept at - 80°C for later analysis.’
    • ‘Indeed, many sequences are improved enormously by the careful excision of cinematically uninteresting material.’
    • ‘He had subsequent radical excision of the recurrent nodule, including surrounding abdominal wall, costal cartilages, and ribs.’
    • ‘Treatment by surgical excision or physical ablation of the excess tissue may improve cosmetic appearance.’
    • ‘As this procedure avoids a cutaneous incision it was assumed to cause less postoperative pain and a faster recovery than conventional excision.’
    • ‘That would eliminate potential infection and restrict the extent of excision.’
    • ‘The first excision to be made is the pas de trois in Act 1.’
    • ‘According to the Scholander assumption, an excised leaf should suck air into open vessels if it is dehydrated at the time of excision.’
    • ‘In general, surgical excision is the most effective and preferred treatment for primary skin cancer.’
    • ‘We regard excision of any external component as unnecessary, especially if such excision is likely to be a major factor contributing to postoperative pain.’
    • ‘Tissue was cryopreserved as soon as possible after surgical excision and stored in liquid nitrogen vapor.’
    • ‘Ligation and excision of a small segment of the vas plus fascial interposition is more effective at occluding the vas than is ligation and excision alone.’
    • ‘Wound excision involves removal of dead and contaminated tissue that, if left, would become a medium for infection.’
    • ‘It suffered somewhat from the amount that had to be cut from the book, so how they'll handle the fourth one is anyone's guess, as it'll require twice as much excision.’
    elimination, removal, suppression
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Pronunciation

excision

/ɛkˈsɪʒ(ə)n//ɪkˈsɪʒ(ə)n/