Definition of transect in English:

transect

Syllabification: tran·sect
technical

verb

Pronunciation: /tranˈsekt
 
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[with object]
Cut across or make a transverse section in.
More example sentences
  • A spokesman said: ‘A completely transected artery quickly seals itself off - one simply cannot die from losing only about a pint of blood.’
  • The muscle is transected from its insertion to the humerus so that the only remaining attachment is the nerve and blood vessels.
  • The, surgeon placed a 30-mm vascular stapler across the neck of the diverticulum and secured and transected the diverticulum.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈtransekt
 
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A straight line or narrow section through an object or natural feature or across the earth’s surface, along which observations are made or measurements taken.
More example sentences
  • Fifteen sets of nested plots were located at about 15 meter intervals along line transects perpendicular to the slope within the study areas.
  • The survey was flown along the same transect lines used during the 1985 and 1993 surveys.
  • The recording tape recorder was placed at 1, 5, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 m along the transect line.

Origin

mid 17th century (as a verb): from trans- 'through' + Latin sect- 'divided by cutting' (from the verb secare).

Derivatives

transection

Pronunciation: /-ˈsekSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • Complete transection causes the artery to quickly retract and close down, and this promotes clotting of the blood.
  • Recent research would indicate that tears of this nature, i.e. transections, are not expected to heal together unless there is surgical repair.
  • This allows the level of transection to be identified, along with other features, based on knowledge of the spinal segmental motor nerve supply to the individual muscles.

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