- to cut across; dissect transversely.
Origin of transect
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- (tr) to cut or divide crossways
- a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area
C17: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut
Word Origin and History for transecting
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