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verb (used with object)
  1. to cut out.
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Origin of exsect

1635–45; < Latin exsectus cut out, cut away, past participle of ex(s)ecāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + secāre to cut; see sect
Related formsex·sec·tile [ek-sek-tl, -tahyl, -til] /ɛkˈsɛk tl, -taɪl, -tɪl/, adjectiveex·sec·tion, noun
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Historical Examples of exsection

  • Exsection or a caustic on the scar, even after the appearance of hydrophobia.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • Under these circumstances, exsection is the better plan to pursue.

British Dictionary definitions for exsection


  1. (tr) to cut out
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Derived Formsexsection (ɛkˈsɛkʃən), noun

Word Origin for exsect

C17: exsect, from Latin exsecāre to cut away, from secāre to cut
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exsection in Medicine


  1. excision
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  1. To excise. No longer in technical use.
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