resect

verb re·sect \ ri-ˈsekt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of resect

transitive verb
: to perform resection on

resectability

play \ri-ˌsek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

resectable

play \ri-ˈsek-tə-bəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of resect

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


Medical Dictionary

resect

transitive verb re·sect \ ri-ˈsekt \

medical Definition of resect

: to perform resection on
  • resect an ulcer

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