from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To perform a resection on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove some part of an organ or structure by surgical means
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut or pare off; to remove by cutting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut or pare off.
- Cut off; resected.
- n. In mathematics, the subtangent of a point on a curve diminished by the abscissa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
Latin resecāre, resect-, to cut back : re-, re- + secāre, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin resectus, past participle of resecare ("to cut off"), formed in turn from re- + secare ("to cut"). (Wiktionary)