Excision means "to remove by cutting".

* In surgery, an excision (also known as a resection) is the complete removal of an organ or a tumour from a body, as opposed to a biopsy. An "excisional biopsy" (sometimes called a "tumorectomy") is the removal of a tumor with a minimum of healthy tissue. It is therefore an excision rather than a biopsy.
* It is a term used by the Australian government as part of its definition of the Australian migration zone.
* The Excision theorem is an important theorem in Algebraic topology, a branch of Mathematics.
* Grammatically, the noun "excision" derives from the verb "excise"; "excise tax" is used to describe taxes charged on the purchase of goods or services.

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  • excision — [ ɛksizjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1340; lat. excisio, de excidere « couper » 1 ♦ Ablation, au moyen d un instrument tranchant (d un fragment peu volumineux d organe ou de tissu). ⇒ incision; ectomie; exérèse, extirpation. Excision d un cor. Excision des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Excision — Ex*ci sion, n. [L. excisio: cf. F. excision. See {Excide}.] 1. The act of excising or cutting out or off; extirpation; destruction. [1913 Webster] Such conquerors are the instruments of vengeance on those nations that have . . . grown ripe for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excision — late 15c., from M.Fr. excision (14c.) and directly from L. excisionem (nom. excisio), noun of action from pp. stem of excidere (see EXCISE (Cf. excise) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • excision — excision. См. исключение [транспозона]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Excision — (v. lat.), 1) Herausschneiden einer Geschwulst; 2) das Herausziehen, z.B. eines Zahnes …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Excision — Excision, lat. deutsch, das chirurg. Ausschneiden oder Ausziehen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • excisión — 1. proceso de excindir o amputar. 2. (en genética molecular) proceso mediante el que un elemento genético es extraído de un filamento de ADN. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A …   Diccionario médico

  • excision — index cancellation, expulsion, rejection, removal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excisión — ⊕ excisión → escisión …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Excision — Une excision est, dans son sens le plus général, l ablation d une partie de tissu biologique. Mais le terme excision est plus communément utilisé pour désigner l excision clitoridienne. L excision du clitoris est une mutilation génitale féminine… …   Wikipédia en Français

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