dissect


dis·sect

vt \dis-ˈekt; dī-ˈsekt, ˈdī-ˌ\

Definition of DISSECT

: to cut so as to separate into pieces or to expose the several parts of (as an animal or a cadaver) for scientific examination; specifically : to separate or follow along natural lines of cleavage (as through connective tissue) <dissect out the regional lymph nodes> <a dissecting aneurysm>
intransitive verb
: to make a medical dissection
dis·sec·tor \-ər\ noun

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