Definition of resect in English:

resect

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Surgery
  • Cut out (tissue or part of an organ)

    ‘a small piece of resected colon’
    • ‘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 thymus was resected with electrocautery and forceps to allow for better visualization of the pericardium.’
    • ‘The other three procedures are referred to as partial resections since only part of the effected lung is resected.’
    • ‘The azygous vein and the periesophageal tissue are widely resected.’
    cut out, cut off, cut away, snip out, take out, extract, remove, eradicate, extirpate
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Origin

Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘remove, cut away’): from Latin resect- cut off, from the verb resecare, from re- back + secare to cut.

Pronunciation:

resect

/rɪˈsɛkt/