[ tran-sekt ]
/ trænˈsɛkt /
verb (used with object)
to cut across; dissect transversely.
IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?
Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?
Origin of transect
OTHER WORDS FROM transecttran·sec·tion, noun
Words nearby transect
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for transect
Specimens from a transect of southeastern Sonora show intergradation between Perognathus goldmani and P. artus.
The two birds from 12 miles north of Kalabakan were taken in a net stretched across a surveyor's transect.Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for transect
(tr) to cut or divide crossways
a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area
Derived forms of transecttransection, noun
Word Origin for transect
C17: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012