(Ex*sect") v. t. [L. exsectio.]
1. A cutting out or away. E. Darwin.
2. (Surg.) The removal by operation of a portion of a limb; particularly, the removal of a portion of a
bone in the vicinity of a joint; the act or process of cutting out.
(Ex*sert" Ex*sert"ed), a. [L. exsertus, p. p. of exserere to stretch out or forth. See Exert.]
Standing out; projecting beyond some other part; as, exsert stamens.
A small portion of the basal edge of the shell exserted.D. H. Barnes.
(Ex*sert"ile) a. (Biol.) Capable of being thrust out or protruded. J. Fleming.
(Ex*sic"cant) a. [L. exsiccans, p. pr. of exsiccare. See Exsiccate.] Having the quality of
drying up; causing a drying up. n. (Med.) An exsiccant medicine.
(Ex"sic*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exsiccated; p. pr. & vb. n. Exsiccating.] [L. exsiccatus,
p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture
from; to dry up. Sir T. Browne.
(Ex`sic*ca"tion) n. [L. exsiccatio: cf. F. exsiccation.] The act of operation of drying; evaporation
or expulsion of moisture; state of being dried up; dryness. Sir T. Browne.
(Ex*sic"ca*tive) a. Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.
(Ex"sic*ca`tor) n. (Chem.) An apparatus for drying substances or preserving them from
moisture; a desiccator; also, less frequently, an agent employed to absorb moisture, as calcium chloride,
or concentrated sulphuric acid.
(Ex*sil"i*en*cy) n. [L. exsiliens leaping out, p. pr. of exsilire; ex out + salire to leap.] A
leaping out. [R.] Latham.
(Ex`so*lu"tion) n. [L. exsolutio a release.] Relaxation. [R.] Richardson
(Ex*spo`li*a"tion) n. [L. exspoliatio, fr. exspoliare to spoil, to plunder; ex out, from +
spoliare. See Spoliate.] Spoliation. [Obs. or R.] Bp. Hall.
(Ex`spu*i"tion) n. [L. exspuitio; ex out + spuere to spit: cf. F. exspuition.] A discharge of
saliva by spitting. [R.] E. Darwin.
(Ex*spu"to*ry) a. Spit out, or as if spit out. "Exsputory lines." Cowper.
(Ex*stip"u*late) a. [Pref. ex- + stipulate.] (Bot.) Having no stipules. Martyn.
(Ex"stro*phy) n. [Gr. to turn inside out; = out + to turn.] (Med.) The eversion or turning out
of any organ, or of its inner surface; as, exstrophy of the eyelid or of the bladder.
(Ex*suc"cous) a. [L. exsuccus; ex out + succus juice.] Destitute of juice; dry; sapless.
(Ex*suc"tion) n. [L. exsugere, exsuctum, to suck out; ex out + sugere to suck: cf. F. exsuccion.]
The act of sucking out.
(Ex`su*da"tion) n. Exudation.