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transect

1transect

transitive verb tran·sect \tran(t)-ˈsekt\

Definition of TRANSECT

:  to cut transversely
tran·sec·tion \-ˈsek-shən\ noun

Origin of TRANSECT

trans- + intersect
First Known Use: 1634

2transect

noun tran·sect \ˈtran(t)-ˌsekt\

Definition of TRANSECT

:  a sample area (as of vegetation) usually in the form of a long continuous strip

First Known Use of TRANSECT

1905

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

transect

transitive verb tran·sect \tran-ˈsekt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSECT

:  to cut transversely

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