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)



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