exsect

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

to cut out.

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 forms

ex·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 Forms

exsection (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 (1 of 2)

exsection

[ ĕk-sĕkshən ]

n.

excision

Medicine definitions for exsection (2 of 2)

exsect

[ ĕk-sĕkt ]

v.

To excise. No longer in technical use.

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