to cut across or divide by cutting
Origin of transectfrom trans- + Classical Latin sectus, past participle of secare, to cut: see saw
transitive verbtran·sect·ed, tran·sect·ing, tran·sects
To divide by cutting transversely.
A usually straight line along which measurements or observations are made at regular intervals, as for purposes of ecological study.
Origin of transecttrans- -sect
(third-person singular simple present transects, present participle transecting, simple past and past participle transected)