Definition: Obsolete term for the excision of the edges of a wound to facilitate the healing process.
[Fr. aviver, to quicken, revive]
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.