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Definition of "resection" [re•sec•tion]

  • Surgical removal of all or part of an organ, tissue, or structure. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "resection" in a sentence
  • "View larger image » lung lesion, we believe that elective resection is warranted due to the risks of infection and occult malignant transformation."
  • "The operation is known as resection of the plantar aponeurosis, or the complete operation for gathered nail."
  • "The second thing is that half, about half of our business comes from resection, which is a pretty slow growth marketplace."