[ek-sizh-uh n, ik-]
Origin of excision
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.