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Definition of Excision

Excision: 1. Surgical removal, as in the excision of a tumor. 2. The removal as if by surgery, as in excision of a tumor; implying at least partial, if not complete, removal.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=38490
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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