1. A cross-section. 2. Cutting across. SYN: transsection. [trans- + L. seco, pp. sectus, to cut]

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tran·sec·tion -'sek-shən n an act or instance of transecting <therapeutic \transection of sensory nerves (E. R. Kandel )(et al)>

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1. a cross section of a piece of tissue.
2. cutting across the tissue of an organ (see also section).

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tran·sec·tion (tran-sekґshən) [trans- + section] a section made across a long axis; a cross section; division by cutting transversely.

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