[ ek-sekt ]
/ ɛkˈsɛkt /
verb (used with object)
to cut out.
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Origin of exsect
OTHER WORDS FROM exsectex·sec·tile [ek-sek-tl, -tahyl, -til] /ɛkˈsɛk tl, -taɪl, -tɪl/, adjectiveex·sec·tion, noun
Words nearby exsect
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Example sentences from the Web for exsection
Under these circumstances, exsection is the better plan to pursue.
Exsection or a caustic on the scar, even after the appearance of hydrophobia.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for exsection
/ (ɛkˈsɛkt) /
(tr) to cut out
Derived forms of exsectexsection (ɛkˈsɛkʃən), noun
Word Origin for exsect
C17: exsect, from Latin exsecāre to cut away, from secāre to cut
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Medical definitions for exsection (1 of 2)
[ ĕk-sĕk′shən ]
Medical definitions for exsection (2 of 2)
[ ĕk-sĕkt′ ]
To excise. No longer in technical use.
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