dis·​sect·​ed | \ dī-ˈsek-təd also di-, ˈdī-ˌsek-\

Definition of dissected

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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Grevillea ‘Kings Fire’ (PP27,875) displays the slender, dissected leaves common to this series. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, "Grevilleas for the fall garden," 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, "Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private Conversation," 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, "Students see health careers first-hand," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of dissected

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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