verb \ri-ˈsekt\

Definition of RESECT

transitive verb
:  to perform resection on
re·sect·abil·i·ty \-ˌsek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·sect·able \-ˈsek-tə-bəl\ adjective

Origin of RESECT

Latin resectus, past participle of resecare to cut off, from re- + secare to cut — more at saw
First Known Use: 1846


transitive verb \ri-ˈsekt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESECT

: to perform resection on <resect an ulcer>


Next Word in the Dictionary: resection
Previous Word in the Dictionary: resecrete
All Words Near: resect

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up resect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).