verb (used with object) Surgery.
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Origin of resect
Examples from the Web for resect
Another method is to resect the handle of the malleus (Fig. 195).
Failure to resect may have been due to the great amount of work pressing upon the surgeons.Personal Recollections of the War of 1861|Charles Augustus Fuller
In the case of the first dorsal nerve, it may be necessary temporarily to resect the clavicle.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
In severe cases it may be necessary to resect a portion of the tarsus.
Word Origin for resect
1650s, from Latin resectus, past participle of resecare "to cut off, cut loose, curtail," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Surgical sense is from 1846. Related: Resected; resecting.