dissection

[dih-sek-shuhn, dahy-]
noun
1.
the act of dissecting.
2.
something that has been dissected.
3.
a detailed, part-by-part analysis.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin dissectiōn- (stem of dissectiō), equivalent to dissect- (see dissect) + -iōn- -ion

redissection, noun
self-dissection, noun
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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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dissection
1580s, introduced by Francis Bacon, from M.Fr. dissection, from M.L. dissectionem, from stem of L. dissecare "cut in pieces," from dis- "apart" + secare "to cut" (see section).
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dissection dis·sec·tion (dĭ-sěk'shən, dī-)
n.

  1. The act or an instance of dissecting.

  2. Something that has been dissected, such as a tissue specimen under study.

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Example sentences
For one body, for example, scanning revealed a lethal stroke that dissection
  missed.
No surprise, then, that the dissection of the human body attracts so many
  attempts at explication.
Worse, dissection led to more complications, not fewer.
Once doctors had insured a dignified and respectful dissection at the hospital,
  public opinion turned.
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