verb (used with object)
to cut out.

1635–45; < Latin exsectus cut out, cut away, past participle of ex(s)ecāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + secāre to cut; see sect

exsectile [ek-sek-tl, -tahyl, -til] , adjective
exsection, noun
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exsect (ɛkˈsɛkt)
(tr) to cut out
[C17: exsect, from Latin exsecāre to cut away, from secāre to cut]

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exsect ex·sect (ěk-sěkt')
v. ex·sect·ed, ex·sect·ing, ex·sects
To excise. No longer in technical use.

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