from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To divide by cutting transversely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to divide something by cutting transversely
  • n. a path along which a researcher moves, counts and records his observations

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cut across; dissect transversely.
  • n. In phytogeography, a cross-section (or representation of one) of the vegetation of a station or larger unit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cut across or divide transversely


trans- + -sect.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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