resect

verb
re·​sect | \ ri-ˈsekt How to pronounce resect (audio) \
resected; resecting; resects

Definition of resect

transitive verb

: to perform resection on

Other Words from resect

resectability \ ri-​ˌsek-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce resect (audio) \ noun
resectable \ ri-​ˈsek-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce resect (audio) \ adjective

Examples of resect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria. Jonathan Evans, Esquire, 19 July 2017 An ear, nose and throat surgeon would resect the tumor. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, 15 July 2017

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First Known Use of resect

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resect

Latin resectus, past participle of resecare to cut off, from re- + secare to cut — more at saw

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“Resect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resect. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for resect

resect

transitive verb
re·​sect | \ ri-ˈsekt How to pronounce resect (audio) \

Medical Definition of resect

: to perform resection on resect an ulcer

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