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/diˈsekSHən/ 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....

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/ˈdistl/  adjective 1. Situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone.( 2. Directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body. ( 3. Used for the point furthest from the point of attachment to the body. ( 4. Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle. ( 5. (Dentistry) Facing the wisdom tooth or temporomandibular joint on the same side of the jaw. ( Word origin: Latin distare; to stand away...

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