dissected

adjective

dis·​sect·​ed dī-ˈsek-təd How to pronounce dissected (audio)
 also  di-,
ˈdī-ˌsek-
1
: cut deeply into fine lobes
a dissected leaf
2
: divided into hills and ridges (as by gorges)
a dissected plateau

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Alexander Bardi-Spröwitz has seen more dissected ostriches than the average engineer. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 6 Apr. 2022 In another set of experiments, the scientists looked at the dissected brains of the mice and studied the gene activity and shape of individual brain cells. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 23 Oct. 2019 Harris’ comments, and a Biden performance many political observers found underwhelming, were among the most dissected aspects of the debates that stretched over two nights. Nico Savidge, The Mercury News, 29 June 2019 Grevillea ‘Kings Fire’ (PP27,875) displays the slender, dissected leaves common to this series. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Oct. 2017 No presidential relationship has been more dissected than the one between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin, a dynamic only heightened by the swirl of investigations into whether Mr. Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to sway the election in his favor. Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times, 18 July 2017 Drake Guerrero held a dissected pig's heart, role-played a sick patient, and had an emergency medical technician treat him on a gurney at Porter Regional Hospital. Michael Gonzalez, Post-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dissected was in 1652

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Cite this Entry

“Dissected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissected. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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