Definition of resect in US English:



[with object]often as adjective resected
  • 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 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.’
    • ‘The thymus was resected with electrocautery and forceps to allow for better visualization of the pericardium.’
    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’.