[ ri-sek-shuh n ]
/ rɪˈsɛk ʃən /


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

1605–15; < Latin resectiōn- (stem of resectiō) a cutting off, trimming, equivalent to resect(us) (see resect) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

re·sec·tion·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resection


/ (rɪˈsɛkʃən) /


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

Derived Forms

resectional, adjective
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Medicine definitions for resection


[ rĭ-sĕkshən ]


Surgical removal of part of an organ or a structure.
Removal of the articular ends of one or both bones forming a joint.

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Science definitions for resection


[ rĭ-sĕkshən ]

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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