[ek-sizh-uh n, ik-]
Origin of excision
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Examples from the Web for excision
After excision a mixture of water and vinegar should be kept in the mouth for some time.
His description of the excision is rather clear and detailed.
The Phrygian practice of excision was regarded, probably, as a sacrifice.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
It is to be regretted that no one suggested the excision of sections xix.-xxi.The Works of Lord Byron
The excision made no difference to me, but a great deal of difference to him.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh
George W. Foote
Word Origin and History for excision
late 15c., from Middle French excision (14c.) and directly from Latin excisionem (nominative excisio), noun of action from past participle stem of excidere (see excise (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Surgical removal by cutting, as of a tumor or a portion of a structure or organ.exsection
- A recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
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