dissectible

dissect

[dih-sekt, dahy-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to cut apart (an animal body, plant, etc.) to examine the structure, relation of parts, or the like.
2.
to examine minutely part by part; analyze: to dissect an idea.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin dissectus (past participle of dissecāre to cut up), equivalent to dis- dis-1 + sec- cut + -tus past participle suffix

dissectible, adjective
dissector, noun
redissect, verb (used with object)
self-dissecting, adjective

bisect, dissect.


1, 2. anatomize.
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dissect (dɪˈsɛkt, daɪ-)
 
vb
1.  to cut open and examine the structure of (a dead animal or plant)
2.  (tr) to examine critically and minutely
 
[C17: from Latin dissecāre, from dis-1 + secāre to cut]
 
dis'sectible
 
adj
 
dis'section
 
n
 
dis'sector
 
n

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dissect
c.1600, from L. dissect-, pp. stem of dissecare (see dissection). Related: Dissected; dissecting.
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dissect dis·sect (dĭ-sěkt', dī-, dī'sěkt')
v. dis·sect·ed, dis·sect·ing, dis·sects

  1. To cut apart or separate tissue, especially for anatomical study.

  2. In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.

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dissect   (dĭ-sěkt', dī'sěkt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. To cut apart or separate body tissues or organs, especially for anatomical study.

  2. In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.


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