Dictionary

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
Medical Dictionary

transect

transitive verb tran·sect \tran-ˈsekt\

Medical Definition of TRANSECT

:  to cut transversely

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: transelementPrevious Word in the Dictionary: transductorAll Words Near: transect
July 07, 2015
hoosegow Hear it
jail
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