Meaning of RESECTION in English


 ̷ ̷ˈsekshən noun

Etymology: Latin resection-, resectio, from resectus (past participle of resecare to cut off) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at resect

1. obsolete : an act of cutting or paring off

2. : the surgical removal of part of an organ or structure

gastric resection

resection of the lower bowel

— sometimes distinguished from excision

3. : a method in surveying by which one determines a position on a map after it has been properly oriented by drawing lines from two or more distant objects through their plotted positions on the map

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