resection

noun
re·sec·tion | \ri-ˈsek-shən \

Definition of resection 

: the surgical removal of part of an organ or structure

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But then he got stuck doing a liver resection and didn’t get out of the operating room until three or four hours after their date was supposed to happen. Nina Reyes, New York Times, "They Hit It Off During a Surgical Consultation," 9 June 2018 He’s profiled fibropapillomatosis tumor tissue that’s been surgically removed by laser resection as part of rehabilitation. Jessica Alice Farrell, Smithsonian, "Should We Share Human Cancer Treatments With Tumorous Turtles?," 11 July 2018 The elder Smarr underwent a resection of his colon in 2016, having first assisted his surgeon by developing a high-resolution map of the region. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Scientists invent stomach-monitoring device worn like a fanny pack," 2 Apr. 2018 The elder Smarr underwent a resection of his colon in 2016, having first assisted his surgeon by developing a high-resolution map of the region. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Scientists invent stomach-monitoring device worn like a fanny pack," 2 Apr. 2018 The General Medical Council has also barred Dixon from performing another type of surgery, the STARR procedure — which stands for stapled transanal resection of the rectum — until 2018, according to the Telegraph. Marwa Eltagouri, ajc, "A doctor removed her ovaries because they were ‘in the way.’ She committed suicide," 30 May 2018 The elder Smarr underwent a resection of his colon in 2016, having first assisted his surgeon by developing a high-resolution map of the region. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Scientists invent stomach-monitoring device worn like a fanny pack," 2 Apr. 2018 The elder Smarr underwent a resection of his colon in 2016, having first assisted his surgeon by developing a high-resolution map of the region. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Scientists invent stomach-monitoring device worn like a fanny pack," 2 Apr. 2018 The elder Smarr underwent a resection of his colon in 2016, having first assisted his surgeon by developing a high-resolution map of the region. Bradley J. Fikes, chicagotribune.com, "Scientists invent stomach-monitoring device worn like a fanny pack," 2 Apr. 2018

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1646, in the meaning defined above

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resection

noun
re·sec·tion | \ri-ˈsek-shən \

Medical Definition of resection 

: the surgical removal of part of an organ or structure pancreatic resection resection of the lower bowel resection of a tumor — see abdominoperineal resection, mikulicz resection, segmental resection, wedge resection

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