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Definition of Excisional

Excisional: Pertaining to the act of excision, of removal by surgery. An excisional biopsy is one in which the lesion is removed by the biopsy. From the Greek ektome meaning excision.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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