Definition of resect in English:



[with object]often as adjective resected
  • Cut out (tissue or part of an organ)

    ‘a small piece of resected colon’
    • ‘The thymus was resected with electrocautery and forceps to allow for better visualization of the pericardium.’
    • ‘The involved terminal ileum was resected along with the proximal colon using a functional end-to-end stapled anastomosis.’
    • ‘The diagnosis was made on histopathologic examination of surgically resected tissue from an appendicular mass.’
    • ‘The azygous vein and the periesophageal tissue are widely resected.’
    • ‘The other three procedures are referred to as partial resections since only part of the effected lung is resected.’
    cut out, cut off, cut away, snip out, take out, extract, remove, eradicate, extirpate
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Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘remove, cut away’): from Latin resect- ‘cut off’, from the verb resecare, from re- ‘back’ + secare ‘to cut’.