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Noun, pl. dissections

1. The process of disassembling and observing something to determine its internal structure and as an aid to discerning the functions and relationships of its components. (

2. The action of dissecting a body or plant to study its internal parts. (Google Dictionary)

3. Cutting so as to separate into pieces. (

4. 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. (

Syn: Anatomization

Word origin: Latin disssecare = to cut up, from dis = apart, sectum = cut (c.f. anatomy).

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