Meaning of resect in English:


Pronunciation /rɪˈsɛkt/


[with object]Surgery
  • Cut out (tissue or part of an organ)

    ‘resect the tumour while preserving the bladder function’
    • ‘The diagnosis was made on histopathologic examination of surgically resected tissue from an appendicular mass.’
    • ‘The azygous vein and the periesophageal tissue are widely resected.’
    • ‘The involved terminal ileum was resected along with the proximal colon using a functional end-to-end stapled anastomosis.’
    • ‘The thymus was resected with electrocautery and forceps to allow for better visualization of the pericardium.’
    • ‘The other three procedures are referred to as partial resections since only part of the effected lung is resected.’
    cut out, cut off, cut away, snip out, take out, extract, remove, eradicate, extirpate


Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘remove, cut away’): from Latin resect- ‘cut off’, from the verb resecare, from re- ‘back’ + secare ‘to cut’.