[ ri-sekt ]
/ rɪˈsɛkt /

verb (used with object) Surgery.

to do a resection on.

Origin of resect

1535–45; < Latin resectus past participle of resecāre to cut back, sever at the base, equivalent to re- re- + sec(āre) to cut + -tus past participle suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for resect

/ (rɪˈsɛkt) /


(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

[ rĭ-sĕkt ]


To perform a resection on a part of the body.
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