Definition of excision noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪkˈsɪʒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsɪʒn//
[uncountable, countable] (formal or specialist)
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the act of removing something completely from something; the thing removed to demonstrate three types of surgical excision The numerous excisions have destroyed the literary value of the text.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: excision