Definition of morcellate in English:

morcellate

(also morcelate)

verb

  • with object To cut or divide into small pieces; (Surgery) to break up (a tumour, organ, etc.) into small pieces, especially preparatory to excision.

Origin

Early 20th century. From French morceler to divide into many pieces + -ate, after morcellement, morcellated, morcellation.

Pronunciation

morcellate

/ˈmɔːsəleɪt/