dissection

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

Definition of dissection

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

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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

: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 :the act or process of dissecting or separating: as
a :the surgical removal along natural lines of cleavage of tissues which are or might become diseased
b :the digital separation of tissues (as in heart-valve operations) — compare finger fracture
c :a pathological splitting or separation of tissue — see aortic dissection
2 a :something (as a part or the whole of an animal) that has been dissected
b :an anatomical specimen prepared in this way


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