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Definition of Section

Section: 1) In anatomy, a slice of tissue. A biopsy obtained by surgery is usually sectioned (sliced), and these sections are inspected under a microscope. 2) In obstetrics, short for Cesarean section. 3) In surgery, the division of tissue during an operation.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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