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excision

 
Noun excision has 4 senses
  1. deletion, excision, cut - 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"
    --1 is a kind of editing, redaction
    Derived form: verb excise1
  2. ablation, extirpation, cutting out, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    --2 is a kind of operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process
    --2 has particulars:
     adenoidectomy; adrenalectomy, suprarenalectomy; appendectomy, appendicectomy; cholecystectomy; clitoridectomy, female circumcision; embolectomy; endarterectomy; ennervation; hypophysectomy; hysterectomy; laminectomy; laryngectomy; lithotomy; lobectomy; lumpectomy; mastectomy; mastoidectomy; meniscectomy; nephrectomy; neurectomy; oophorectomy, ovariectomy; oophorosalpingectomy; ophthalmectomy; orchidectomy, orchiectomy; pancreatectomy; pneumonectomy; prostatectomy; salpingectomy; sigmoidectomy; splenectomy; stapedectomy; sympathectomy; thrombectomy; thyroidectomy; tonsillectomy; vasectomy; vulvectomy
    Derived form: verb excise3
  3. excommunication, excision - the act of banishing a member of the Church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the Church; cutting a person off from a religious society
    --3 is a kind of banishment, proscription
  4. extirpation, excision, deracination - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
    --4 is a kind of pull, pulling
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