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dissect


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissect  \Dis*sect"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dissected};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dissecting}.]  [L.  dissectus  p.  p.  of  dissecare  dis- 
  +  secare  to  cut.  See  {Section}.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  To  divide  into  separate  parts  to  cut  in  pieces; 
  to  separate  and  expose  the  parts  of  as  an  animal  or  a 
  plant,  for  examination  and  to  show  their  structure  and 
  relations;  to  anatomize. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissect 
  v  1:  cut  open  or  cut  apart;  "dissect  the  bodies  for  analysis" 
  2:  make  a  mathematical,  chemical,  or  grammatical  analysis  of 
  break  down  into  components  or  essential  features;  "analyze 
  a  specimen";  "analyze  a  sentence";  "analyze  a  chemical 
  compound"  [syn:  {analyze},  {analyse},  {break  down},  {take 
  apart}]  [ant:  {synthesize}] 




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