- to cut across; dissect transversely.
Origin of transect
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Examples from the Web for transect
Specimens from a transect of southeastern Sonora show intergradation between Perognathus goldmani and P. artus.
The two birds from 12 miles north of Kalabakan were taken in a net stretched across a surveyor's transect.Birds from North Borneo
Max C. Thompson
- (tr) to cut or divide crossways
- a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area
C17: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut
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Word Origin and History for transect
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