- to do a resection on.
Origin of resect
1535–45; < Latin resectus past participle of resecāre to cut back, sever at the base, equivalent to re- re- + sec(āre) to cut + -tus past participle suffix
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Examples from the Web for resect
Another method is to resect the handle of the malleus (Fig. 195).
In severe cases it may be necessary to resect a portion of the tarsus.
In the case of the first dorsal nerve, it may be necessary temporarily to resect the clavicle.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Failure to resect may have been due to the great amount of work pressing upon the surgeons.Personal Recollections of the War of 1861</p>
Charles Augustus Fuller
- (tr) surgery to cut out part of (a bone, an organ, or other structure or part)
C17: from Latin resecāre to cut away, from re- + secāre to cut
Word Origin and History for resect
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To perform a resection on a part of the body.
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