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resect

[ri-sekt] /rɪˈsɛkt/
verb (used with object), Surgery
1.
to do a resection on.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin resectus past participle of resecāre to cut back, sever at the base, equivalent to re- re- + sec(āre) to cut + -tus past participle suffix
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  • He also devised a new procedure to resect cancer of the pancreas which increased survival rates.
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resect

/rɪˈsɛkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (surgery) to cut out part of (a bone, an organ, or other structure or part)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin resecāre to cut away, from re- + secāre to cut
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Word Origin and History for resect
v.

1650s, from Latin resectus, past participle of resecare "to cut off, cut loose, curtail," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Surgical sense is from 1846. Related: Resected; resecting.

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resect in Medicine

resect re·sect (rĭ-sěkt')
v. re·sect·ed, re·sect·ing, re·sects
To perform a resection on a part of the body.

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