resection

[ri-sek-shuh n]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. research-intensive,
  2. reseat,
  3. reseau,
  4. resect,
  5. resectable,
  6. resectoscope,
  7. reseda,
  8. reselect,
  9. resell,
  10. resemblance

Origin of resection

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

Related formsre·sec·tion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for resection

resection

noun

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 Formsresectional, adjective

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Word Origin and History for resection

resection

n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for resection

resection

[rĭ-sĕkshən]

n.

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

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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