resect

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Borrowed from Latin resectus, past participle of resecare (to cut off), formed in turn from re- + secare (to cut).

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resect (third-person singular simple present resects, present participle resecting, simple past and past participle resected)

  1. (surgery, transitive) To remove (some part of an organ or structure) by surgical means.
    The tumor was resected after chemotherapy.

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