Definition of excisional in US English:

excisional

adjective

  • See excision

    • ‘Because of sampling errors and difficulties in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, excisional biopsy (rather than needle biopsy) of enlarged lymph nodes should be performed.’
    • ‘These conditions make excisional surgery impossible for a large percentage of patients.’
    • ‘For many years, burn reconstructive surgery comprised incisional or excisional releases of scars and skin autografting.’
    • ‘A 51-year-old woman underwent an excisional breast biopsy following detection of abnormal calcifications on a routine mammogram.’
    • ‘Additionally, it is well known that the best cosmetic result after breast conservation therapy occurs after only a single excisional biopsy is performed.’

Pronunciation

excisional

/ɪkˈsɪʒ(ə)n(ə)l//ikˈsiZH(ə)n(ə)l/