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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excision  \Ex*ci"sion\,  n.  [L.  excisio:  cf  F.  excision.  See 
  {Excide}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  excising  or  cutting  out  or  off  extirpation; 
  destruction. 
 
  Such  conquerors  are  the  instruments  of  vengeance  on 
  those  nations  that  have  .  .  .  grown  ripe  for 
  excision.  --Atterbury. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.)  The  act  of  cutting  off  from  the  church; 
  excommunication. 
 
  3.  (Surg.)  The  removal,  especially  of  small  parts  with  a 
  cutting  instrument.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excision 
  n  :  surgical  removal  of  a  body  part  or  tissue  [syn:  {ablation}, 
  {extirpation},  {cutting  out}] 




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