Definitions of dissection

  1. a minute and critical analysis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cutting so as to separate into pieces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. detailed part-by-part critical analysis or examination as of a literary work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The cutting apart or separating of tissues in a body or organism for anatomical study. In surgery, dissection separates different structures along natural lines. (From Dorland, 27th ed & Stedman, 25th ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  8. Dissector. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of dissecting, or cutting in pieces for critical examination; anatomy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The act or the art of cutting in pieces a plant or animal in order to ascertain the structure of its parts: anatomy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Act of dissecting; anatomy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. The act of dissecting; a dissected object; critical analysis. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of dissecting; anatomy; critical analysis and examination. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The act of cutting or separating the parts of a body for examination of its structure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Dissectio, from dissecare, (dis, and secuare, sectum, 'to cut,') to cut open;' Diacope, Sectio Anatomica, Practical Anatomy, Necrotomy. An operation, by which the different parts of the dead body are exposed, for the purpose of studying their arrangement and structure. Dissection has received various names, according to the organ concerned;- as Osteotomy, Syndesmotomy, Myotomy, Angiotomy, Neurotomy, Desmotomy, &c. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  16. A cutting apart; especially, the careful and systematic employment of the knife to separate and isolate an atomical structures. D. tubercle, a tubercle upon the skin ascribed to infection got in dissecting; often really due to tuberculosis. na
  17. Cutting up an organism for study. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. n. Act of dissecting; anatomy;—act of separating into constituent parts for the purpose of critical examination. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. The act of separating the parts of animal bodies, anatomy. Complete Dictionary

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