resect

verb
re·sect | \ri-ˈsekt \
resected; resecting; resects

Definition of resect 

transitive verb

: to perform resection on

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Other Words from resect

resectability \ri-ˌsek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
resectable \ri-ˈsek-tə-bəl \ adjective

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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, "John McCain Has Been Diagnosed with Brain Cancer," 19 July 2017 An ear, nose and throat surgeon would resect the tumor. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Beaumont plastic surgeon takes cases others said couldn't be done," 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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The first known use of resect was in 1835

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re·sect | \ri-ˈsekt \

Medical Definition of resect 

: to perform resection on resect an ulcer

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