exsect

[ ek-sekt ]
/ ɛkˈsɛkt /
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verb (used with object)

to cut out.

Nearby words

  1. exr,
  2. exr.,
  3. exsanguinate,
  4. exsanguine,
  5. exscind,
  6. exsection,
  7. exsert,
  8. exserted,
  9. exsertile,
  10. exsiccant

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

/ (ɛkˈsɛkt) /

verb

(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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Medicine definitions for exsection

exsection

[ ĕk-sĕkshən ]

n.

excision

exsect

[ ĕk-sĕkt ]

v.

To excise. No longer in technical use.

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