Dissection

Definition of Dissection

Dis`sec´tion
n.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.

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analysis, analyzation, anatomizing, anatomy, assay, assaying, breakdown, breaking down, breaking up, breakup, criticism, critique, diaeresis, division, docimasy, examination, gravimetric analysis, inspection, proximate analysis, quantitative analysis, reduction to elements, resolution, review, scrutiny, segmentation, semimicroanalysis, separation, subdivision
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