Origin of resect; from Classical Latin resectus, past participle of resecare, to cut off ; from re-, re- + secare, to cut: see saw
transitive verbre·sect·ed, re·sect·ing, re·sects
Origin of resectLatin resecare, resect-, to cut back : re-, re- + secare, to cut; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present resects, present participle resecting, simple past and past participle resected)
From Latin resectus, past participle of resecare (“to cut off"), formed in turn from re- + secare (“to cut").