exsect

[ek-sekt]

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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British Dictionary definitions for exsection

exsect

verb
  1. (tr) to cut out
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

exsection

[ĕk-sĕkshən]
n.
  1. excision

exsect

[ĕk-sĕkt]
v.
  1. To excise. No longer in technical use.
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