verb re·sect \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 re·sect \ri-ˈsekt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESECT

:  to perform resection on <resect an ulcer>


Next Word in the Dictionary: resectionPrevious Word in the Dictionary: resecreteAll Words Near: resect
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears