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  • n. A transverse cut or division.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the dissection of a body transversely; transverse section: correlated with longisection.
  • n. See transexion.


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  • TBRE has returned from her transection of Darkest New Hampshire* with heroic quantities of booze, such that I have been forced to clear out a cabinet in the kitchen (formerly devoted to clutter and extra dog food) in order to construct a Shrine To Bacchus.

    panama freighter wearing rusty brown

  • Selective bipolar umbilical cord cautery and transection of anomalous parabiotic twin The patient was a 33-year-old, second pregnancy, referred at 21 weeks gestational age for pregnancy complicated by a monochorionic, monoamniotic (single shared placenta, single shared amniotic sac) twin pregnancy, with one twin reported to have multiple congenital anomalies.

    Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence and Bipolar Cord

  • After multidisciplinary consultation, the family requested selective bipolar umbilical cord cauterization of the abnormal parabiotic twin with transection (cutting) of the cord to reduce the risks associated with co-twin cord entanglement.

    Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence and Bipolar Cord

  • Meuli-Simmen C, Meuli M, Hutchins GM, Yingling CD, Timmel GB, Harrison MR, Adzick NS: The fetal spinal cord does not regenerate after in utero transection in a large mammalian model.

    CHOP publications spina bifida

  • He reviewed pages of typed medical records and scribbled notes that charted with clinical precision each sailors fatal wounds: Blast injury to brain, Multiple bullet and shrapnel wounds, Exsanguination from complete transection of body.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • The list was a transection of Egyptian society: governors, judges, bankers, merchants, civil servants, policemen, butchers, and fellahin who, indentured to their own government by the CorvĂ©e, sent their slaves to the Suez Canal works as substitute laborers.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • CROWLEY: Welcome to the transection of graduation '06 and election' 08, a spot to track the travels and travails of potential presidential candidates.

    CNN Transcript May 30, 2006

  • Checkout Day cheekbone, transection of childhood leukemia chisels circle of Willis circumcision

    Body of Knowledge

  • The well-established findings that NGF synthesis is increased following transection of nerve fibers connecting NGF receptive nerve cells to their targets [114] or via hormonal action [101,102], are an additional indication of the remarkable plasticity of the mechanisms controlling the expression of the

    Nobel Lecture The Nerve Growth Factor: Thirty-Five Years Later

  • Thus spinal transection, cutting off the hind-limb spinal reflexes from prespinal centers inflicts "shocks" on the extensor half-centre and produces "release" of the flexor half-centre.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture


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