dis·​sect·​ed | \ dī-ˈsek-təd How to pronounce dissected (audio) 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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Chemicals released by bacteria may help gut control the brain, mouse study suggests," 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, "After face-off with Kamala Harris, Joe Biden stresses unity in Bay Area fundraising trip," 29 June 2019 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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“Dissected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissected. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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