- Surveying. a technique of ascertaining the location of a point by taking bearings from the point on two other points of known location.
- Surgery. the excision of all or part of an organ or tissue.
Origin of resection
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Examples from the Web for resection
As yet, it is too soon to express a positive opinion as to the value of resection of gastric cancer.
This is considered to be justification enough for the removal of the ovaries or at least for their resection.Psychotherapy
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At ten I assist my seniors during two amputations and a resection.With an Ambulance During the Franco-German War
Charles Edward Ryan
It soon became obvious that resection of the spinal accessory was insufficient.Tics and Their Treatment
If the blood supply after the resection is evidently to be poor, resection is useless.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
- surgery excision of part of a bone, organ, or other part
- surveying a method of fixing the position of a point by making angular observations to three fixed points
Word Origin and History for resection
1610s, from Latin resectionem (moninative resectio), noun of action from past participle stem of resecare "cut off, cut loose" (see resect). Surgical sense is from 1775.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Surgical removal of part of an organ or a structure.
- Removal of the articular ends of one or both bones forming a joint.
- Surgical removal of all or part of an organ, tissue, or structure. A wedge resection is removal of a piece of tissue that is triangularly shaped.
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