transect

[tran-sekt]
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Origin of transect

1625–35; tran(s)- + Latin sectus, past participle of secāre to cut, sever (see section)
Related formstran·sec·tion, noun
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Related Words for transection

sampling, representation, sample, transection

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British Dictionary definitions for transection

transect

verb (trænˈsɛkt)
  1. (tr) to cut or divide crossways
noun (ˈtrænsɛkt)
  1. a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area
Derived Formstransection, noun

Word Origin for transect

C17: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut
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Word Origin and History for transection

transect

v.

"to cut across," 1630s, from Latin trans- "across" (see trans-) + sectus, past participle of secare "to cut" (see section (n.)).

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transection in Medicine

transection

[trăn-sĕkshən]
n.
  1. A cross section along a long axis.
  2. Division by cutting across.
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