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Definition of "dissected" []

  • Botany Divided into many deep, narrow segments: dissected leaves. (adjective)
  • Geology Cut by irregular valleys and hills. (adjective)
  • In the form of narrow lobes or segments (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of plains) cut by erosion into hills and valleys, esp following tectonic movements (adjective)

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Use "dissected" in a sentence
  • "On Sunday, Griese again dissected the Chiefs (3-5), who have allowed 24 or more points in six of their eight games this season."
  • "I'm rather flummoxed by the scientific terms dissected by the learned doctor."
  • "This isn't easy, being thrust into the public spotlight, and having your every turn of phrase dissected and commented on."