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Definition of "dissection" []

  • The act or an instance of dissecting. (noun)
  • Something that has been dissected, such as a tissue specimen under study. (noun)
  • A detailed examination or analysis. (noun)

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.

Use "dissection" in a sentence
  • "But name calling and quote dissection is not acceptable."
  • "Though not interested in dissection and content to bring the curiosity to me, she was not at all satisfied that I opted to release it."
  • "Regardless of the reasons, Indian anatomists and zoologists, who were no doubt just as curious as the Greeks about the origins of life, and as skilled in dissection, did not feel compelled to set their disciplines up in opposition to metaphysics."