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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissection  \Dis*sec"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  dissection.] 
  1.  The  act  of  dissecting  an  animal  or  plant;  as  dissection 
  of  the  human  body  was  held  sacrilege  till  the  time  of 
  Francis  I. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  The  act  of  separating  or  dividing  for  the  purpose  of 
  critical  examination. 
 
  3.  Anything  dissected;  especially,  some  part  or  the  whole, 
  of  an  animal  or  plant  dissected  so  as  to  exhibit  the 
  structure;  an  anatomical  so  prepared. 
 
  {Dissection  wound},  a  poisoned  wound  incurred  during  the 
  dissection  of  a  dead  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissection 
  n  1:  cutting  so  as  to  separate  into  pieces 
  2:  a  minute  and  critical  analysis 
  3:  detailed  part-by-part  critical  analysis  or  examination  as  of 
  a  literary  work 




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