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dissection

[dih-sek-shuh n, dahy-] /dɪˈsɛk ʃən, daɪ-/
noun
1.
the act of dissecting.
2.
something that has been dissected.
3.
a detailed, part-by-part analysis.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin dissectiōn- (stem of dissectiō), equivalent to dissect- (see dissect) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
redissection, noun
self-dissection, noun
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Word Origin and History for re dissection

dissection

n.

1580s, from Middle French dissection, from Medieval Latin dissectionem (nominative dissectio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin dissecare "cut in pieces," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + secare "to cut" (see section).

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re dissection in Medicine

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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