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transect

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verb tran·sect \tran(t)-ˈsekt\

Definition of transect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut transversely

transection

play \-ˈsek-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of transect

trans- + intersect


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transect

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noun tran·sect \ˈtran(t)-ˌsekt\

Definition of transect

  1. :  a sample area (as of vegetation) usually in the form of a long continuous strip

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First Known Use of transect

1905


Medical Dictionary

transect

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transitive verb tran·sect \tran-ˈsekt\

Medical Definition of transect

  1. :  to cut transversely

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