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dɪˈsɛk ʃən, daɪ-dis·sec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissection(noun)

    cutting so as to separate into pieces

  2. dissection(noun)

    a minute and critical analysis

  3. dissection(noun)

    detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)


  1. dissection(Noun)

    The act of dissecting, or something dissected

  2. dissection(Noun)

    A minute and detailed examination or analysis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissection(noun)

    the act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I

  2. Dissection(noun)

    fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination

  3. Dissection(noun)

    anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. dissection.]


  1. Dissection

    Dissection is the process of disassembling and observing something to determine its internal structure and as an aid to discerning the functions and relationships of its components.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dissection

    The separation and isolation of tissues for surgical purposes, or for the analysis or study of their structures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissection in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dissection in a Sentence

  1. Robert Haas:

    [Heron] had a massive dissection of the main coronary artery.

  2. Robert Haas:

    [Herron] had a massive dissection of the main coronary artery.

  3. Sean Orton:

    Being able to kind of peel back the superficial muscles and looking into the deep muscles and understanding the origins is a very good kind of tool before actual dissection and cadavers in the lab, seeing where those muscles are and then taking that to a real body and then observing it in a live person.

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