section

(redirected from sectioned off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to sectioned off: section off

section

 [sek´shun]
1. an act of cutting.
2. a cut surface.
3. a segment or subdivision of an organ.
abdominal section laparotomy; incision of the abdominal wall.
cesarean section delivery of a fetus by incision through the abdominal wall and uterus; see also cesarean section.
frontal section a section through the body passing at right angles to the median plane, dividing the body into dorsal and ventral parts.
frozen section a specimen cut by microtome from tissue that has been frozen; see also frozen section.
perineal section external urethrotomy.
sagittal section a section through the body coinciding with the sagittal suture, thus dividing the body into right and left halves.
serial s's histologic sections of a specimen made in consecutive order and so arranged for the purpose of microscopic examination.

sec·tion

(sek'shŭn), Avoid the redundant phrase cut section.
1. The act of cutting.
2. A cut or division.
3. A segment or part of any organ or structure delimited from the remainder.
4. A cut surface.
5. A thin slice of tissue, cells, microorganisms, or any other material for examination under the microscope. Synonym(s): microscopic section
[L. sectio, a cutting, fr. seco, to cut]

section

/sec·tion/ (sek´shun)
1. an act of cutting.
2. a cut surface.
3. a segment or subdivision of an organ.
4. a supplemental taxonomic category subordinate to a subgenus but superior to a species or series.

abdominal section  laparotomy.
cesarean section  delivery of a fetus by incision through the abdominal wall and uterus.
Enlarge picture
Cesarean section. (A), Classic; (B), low vertical; (C), transverse incisions.
frozen section  a specimen cut by microtome from tissue that has been frozen.
perineal section  external urethrotomy.
Saemisch's section  see under operation.
serial section  histologic sections made in consecutive order and so arranged for the purpose of microscopic examination.

section

(sĕk′shən)
n.
1. A cut or division.
2. The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue.
3. A thin slice, as of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination.
4. A cesarean section.
v.
1. To separate or divide into parts.
2. To cut or divide tissue surgically.

section

[sek′shən]
Etymology: L, sectio, a cutting
1 n, a cut surface or slice of tissue.
2 v, the act of cutting tissue.

section

Lab medicine
noun A College of American Pathologists term for a part of a hospital lab—chemistry, microbiology, blood bank—with a section supervisor.
 
Medspeak-UK
noun A part of an Act of Parliament.

verb To detain a person in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983.
 
Obstetrics
noun Caesarean section, see there.
 
Pathology
noun A slice of tissue, as prepared for histologic evaluation.

Vox populi
noun A grouping, part, portion, segment.

section

Obstetrics See Cesarean section Surgical pathology A slice of tissue, as prepared for histologic evaluation. See Frozen section, Gough section, Paraffin section, Permanent section, Poincaré section, Slab section, Thick section, Thin section.

sec·tion

(sek'shŭn)
1. The act of cutting.
2. A cut or division.
3. A segment or part of any organ or structure delimited from the remainder.
4. A cut surface.
5. A thin slice of tissue, cells, microorganisms, or any material for examination under the microscope.
[L. sectio, a cutting, fr. seco, to cut]

section

to cut or divide tissue

section

tissue specimen prepared for microscopic examination

section

1. an act of cutting.
2. a cut surface.
3. a segment or subdivision of an organ.

abdominal section
laparotomy; incision of the abdominal wall.
cesarean section
delivery of a fetus by incision through the abdominal wall and uterus; see also cesarean section.
frontal section
a section through the body passing at right angles to the median plane, dividing the body into dorsal and ventral parts.
frozen section
a specimen cut by microtome from tissue that has been frozen; see also frozen section.
perineal section
external urethrotomy.
sagittal section
a section through the body coinciding with the sagittal suture, thus dividing the body into right and left halves.
serial s's
histological sections of a specimen made in consecutive order and so arranged for the purpose of microscopic examination.
trial section
the gradual transverse cutting of a tissue or structure, usually to ascertain its composition or to limit the incision to only one component, e.g. scar tissue surrounding a nerve.

Patient discussion about section

Q. What are the risks of C-section? See that all the pregnant movie stars are having C- sections instead of natural child birth. Maybe I should have one too, instead of giving birth regularly? Are there any risks?

A. Thanks.. Now I understand better the risks of c-section.

Q. How is a C-section done? My wife is expecting twins and her Doctor scheduled a C- section for her. How is it done?

A. My wife had a c-section done when we had our daughter. I did not get to see the procedure, but I did hear it. It was graphic, but really quick.

Q. When is a C-section needed? My wife is pregnant now and I wanted to know when do women need to have a C- section as opposed to natural birth?

A. sually a C- section is done when there are problems during labor like when the baby is in trouble or the labor is stuck and not progressing over a long period of time.

More discussions about section
References in periodicals archive ?
Having made their mark with boutiques sectioned off in large department stores or with limestone facades and classy show windows sandwiched between other stores on urban streets, the in-house architects, Eric Carlson and David McNulty, made a pivotal decision that gave the company a surprising new corporate architectural identity, uniquely Japanese, that is now travelling well to New York and other international locales.
The buffalo have been sectioned off in the corral according to size and weight.
In a reversal of racial policies, the managers of the African Theater sectioned off a crowded spot near the roof for white patrons with the claim that such audience members did not know how to behave in a black place of entertainment.
The restaurants will be sectioned off into different male and female sections, in keeping with strict Middle Eastern custom.
Certain bars will be sectioned off and reserved for the thousands of Celtic fans expected in the city.
Pubs interested in joining Spar must have sufficient space to devote to a store, which would be sectioned off from the main bar area or in a standalone building within the pub complex or car park, said Davies.
Gifford feels that their arm-flapping, which was intended to steer the horses away from the sectioned off part of the fence, has contributed to his horse coming down.
The advocates moved their library into the room and sectioned off an area as a lounge.
Extraordinarily staged in what appears to be an enormous indoor arena sectioned off by huge mirrors, Flamenco presents some three hundred singers, musicians, and dancers, Each work's title and the artists' names are printed on the screen during performance.
To that end, a 24 by 30 foot portion of our auditorium was sectioned off with floor-to-ceiling dividers, each with their own doors.