Definition of resect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

resect

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈsekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsekt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resect
BrE BrE//rɪˈsekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsekt//
 
he / she / it resects
BrE BrE//rɪˈsekts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsekts//
 
past simple resected
BrE BrE//rɪˈsektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsektɪd//
 
past participle resected
BrE BrE//rɪˈsektɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsektɪd//
 
-ing form resecting
BrE BrE//rɪˈsektɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsektɪŋ//
 
 
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resect something (medical) to cut out part of an organ or a piece of tissue from the body Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘remove, cut away’): from Latin resect- ‘cut off’, from the verb resecare, from re- ‘back’ + secare ‘to cut’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resect