- to cut out.
Origin of exsect
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Historical Examples of exsection
Exsection or a caustic on the scar, even after the appearance of hydrophobia.Zoonomia, Vol. II
Under these circumstances, exsection is the better plan to pursue.
- (tr) to cut out
Word Origin for exsect
C17: exsect, from Latin exsecāre to cut away, from secāre to cut
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- To excise. No longer in technical use.
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