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Dissection

/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. (wikipedia.org) 2. The action of dissecting a body or plant to study its internal parts. (Google Dictionary) 3. Cutting so as to separate into pieces. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 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. (biology-online.org) Syn: Anatomization Word origin: Latin disssecare = to cut up, from dis = apart, sectum = cut (c.f....

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Distal

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

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