excision

[ US /ɪkˈsɪʒən/ ]
[ UK /ɛksˈɪʒən/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
  2. the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society
  3. the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors
    both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause
  4. surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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How To Use excision In A Sentence

  • Crile Jr. and S. O. Hoerr, “Results of Treatment of Carcinoma of the Breast by Local Excision,” Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics 132 1971: 780–82. The Emperor of All Maladies
  • The authors demanded excision of foreign words.
  • On this evidence, it appears the excision of oral health from national health policy, contravenes the international health charter on all counts.
  • He had subsequent radical excision of the recurrent nodule, including surrounding abdominal wall, costal cartilages, and ribs.
  • Multiple mechanisms have evolved to repair damaged DNA, including the versatile nucleotide excision repair (NER) which is capable of removing a variety of bulky helix-distorting lesions, such as UV-induced cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and 6-4 photoproducts PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • 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.
  • 342 Here again a little excision is necessary; the reader already knows all about it. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • This procedure involves complete excision of the diverticular sac and has been perfected recently by the use of stapling devices.
  • Because of sampling errors and difficulties in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, excisional biopsy (rather than needle biopsy) of enlarged lymph nodes should be performed.
  • The structural and thermodynamic features of these stereoisomeric adducts are also discussed in relation to their reported low susceptibilities to nucleotide excision repair.
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