verb (used with object)
to cut across; dissect transversely.
Origin of transect
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A transection, showing the dorsal and ventral mesogastrium at the level of the fundus of the stomach, is given in Fig. 298.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
Transection: a cut across, at right angles to the body: transverse section.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
(tr) to cut or divide crossways
a sample strip of land used to monitor plant distribution, animal populations, etc, within a given area
Word Origin for transect
C17: from Latin trans- + secāre to cut
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A cross section along a long axis.
Division by cutting across.
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