Definition of excisional in English:


Pronunciation /ɪkˈsɪʒ(ə)nl/ /ɛkˈsɪʒ(ə)nl/


See excision

  • ‘For many years, burn reconstructive surgery comprised incisional or excisional releases of scars and skin autografting.’
  • ‘These conditions make excisional surgery impossible for a large percentage of patients.’
  • ‘A 51-year-old woman underwent an excisional breast biopsy following detection of abnormal calcifications on a routine mammogram.’
  • ‘Additionally, it is well known that the best cosmetic result after breast conservation therapy occurs after only a single excisional biopsy is performed.’
  • ‘Because of sampling errors and difficulties in obtaining an accurate diagnosis, excisional biopsy (rather than needle biopsy) of enlarged lymph nodes should be performed.’



/ɪkˈsɪʒ(ə)nl/ /ɛkˈsɪʒ(ə)nl/