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dissection

noun dis·sec·tion \dī-ˈsek-shən also di-, ˈdī-ˌ\

Definition of DISSECTION

1
:  the act or process of dissecting :  the state of being dissected
2
:  an anatomical specimen prepared by dissecting
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Examples of DISSECTION

  1. <the book's dissection of the problem of obesity in this country>

First Known Use of DISSECTION

1578
DISSECTION Defined for Kids

dissection

noun dis·sec·tion \di-ˈsek-shən\

Definition of DISSECTION for Kids

:  the act of cutting something or taking something apart for examination
Medical Dictionary

dissection

noun dis·sec·tion \dis-ˈek-shən; dī-ˈsek-, ˈdī-ˌ\

Medical Definition of DISSECTION

1
:  the act or process of dissecting or separating: as a :  the surgical removal along natural lines of cleavage of tissues which are or might become diseased b :  the digital separation of tissues (as in heart-valve operations)—compare finger fracture c :  a pathological splitting or separation of tissue—see aortic dissection
2
a :  something (as a part or the whole of an animal) that has been dissected b :  an anatomical specimen prepared in this way

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