exsection

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin exsectio.

Noun[edit]

exsection (plural exsections)

  1. A cutting out or away.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of E. Darwin to this entry?)
  2. (surgery) The removal by operation of a portion of a limb, especially the removal of a portion of a bone in the vicinity of a joint.