1. To cut off or remove, especially to cut off the articular ends of one or both bones forming a joint. 2. To excise a segment of a part. [L. re-seco, pp. sectus, to cut off]

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re·sect ri-'sekt vt to perform resection on <\resect an ulcer>

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re·sect (re-sektґ) to remove part or all of an organ or tissue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Resect — Re*sect (r? s?kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resected};p. pr. & vb. n. {Resecting}.] [L. resectus, p. p. of resecare to cut off; pref. re re + secare to cut.] To cut or pare off; to remove by cutting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resect — 1650s, from L. resectus, pp. of resecare “to cut off,” from re + secare “to cut” (see SECTION (Cf. section)). Surgical sense is from 1846 …   Etymology dictionary

  • resect — [ri sekt′] vt. [< L resectus, pp. of resecare, to cut off < re , RE + secare, to cut: see SAW1] Surgery to perform a resection of (some part) …   English World dictionary

  • resect — [rɪ sɛkt] verb [often as adjective resected] Surgery cut out (tissue or part of an organ). Derivatives resectable adjective resection noun resectional adjective resectionist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • resect — Surgery 1 cut out part of (a lung etc.). 2 pare down (bone, cartilage, etc.). Derivatives: resection n. resectional adj. resectionist n. Etymology: L resecare resect (as RE , secare cut) …   Useful english dictionary

  • resect — transitive verb Etymology: Latin resectus, past participle of resecare to cut off, from re + secare to cut more at saw Date: 1846 to perform resection on • resectability noun • resectable adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resect — /ri sekt /, v.t. Surg. to do a resection on. [1535 45; < L resectus ptp. of resecare to cut back, sever at the base, equiv. to re RE + sec(are) to cut + tus ptp. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • resect — verb To remove some part of an organ or structure by surgical means The tumor was resected after chemotherapy …   Wiktionary

  • resect — re·sect || rɪː sekt v. surgically remove a bodily organ or tissue, excise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • resect — re·sect …   English syllables

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