exeresis


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ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn), Avoid the misspelling exision.
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ. Synonym(s): resection (3)
2. molecular biology a recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
3. The enzymatic removal of a segment of a biopolymer.
Synonym(s): exeresis
[L. excido, to cut out]

exeresis

[ekser′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, ex + eresis, removal
the surgical excision of a part, organ, or body structure.

ex·ci·sion

(ek-sizh'ŭn)
1. The act of cutting out; the surgical removal of part or all of a structure or organ.
Synonym(s): resection (3) .
2. molecular biology A recombination event in which a genetic element is removed.
See also: resection
Synonym(s): exeresis.
[L. excido, to cut out]

exeresis

surgical removal, or excision.
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