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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 self dissection
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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self 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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