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resect

[ ri-sekt ]
/ rɪˈsɛkt /
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verb (used with object) Surgery.

to do a resection on.

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Origin of resect

First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin resectus, past participle of resecāre “to cut back, sever at the base,” equivalent to re- “back” + sec(āre) to cut + -tus past participle suffix; see re-
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British Dictionary definitions for resect

resect
/ (rɪˈsɛkt) /

verb

(tr) surgery to cut out part of (a bone, an organ, or other structure or part)

Word Origin for resect

C17: from Latin resecāre to cut away, from re- + secāre to cut
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Medical definitions for resect

resect
[ rĭ-sĕkt ]

v.

To perform a resection on a part of the body.
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