dissection

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

Definition of dissection

  1. 1 :  the act or process of dissecting :  the state of being dissected

  2. 2 :  an anatomical specimen prepared by dissecting

Examples of dissection in a sentence

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

1578

First Known Use of dissection

1578


DISSECTION Defined for Kids

dissection

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noun dis·sec·tion \di-ˈsek-shən\

Definition of dissection for Students

  1. :  the act of cutting something or taking something apart for examination


Medical Dictionary

dissection

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

Medical Definition of dissection

  1. 1:  the act or process of dissecting or separating: asa:  the surgical removal along natural lines of cleavage of tissues which are or might become diseasedb:  the digital separation of tissues (as in heart-valve operations)—compare finger fracturec:  a pathological splitting or separation of tissue—see aortic dissection

  2. 2a:  something (as a part or the whole of an animal) that has been dissectedb:  an anatomical specimen prepared in this way



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