Definition of Dissect

1. Verb. Cut open or cut apart. "Dissect the bodies for analysis"

Specialized synonyms: Vivisect, Anatomise, Anatomize
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Dissection



2. Verb. Make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features. "Analyze a chemical compound"
Exact synonyms: Analyse, Analyze, Break Down, Take Apart
Specialized synonyms: Parse, Botanise, Botanize
Derivative terms: Analyser, Analyst, Analyzer, Breakdown, Dissection, Dissection
Antonyms: Synthesize

Definition of Dissect

1. v. t. To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces; to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a plant, for examination and to show their structure and relations; to anatomize.

Definition of Dissect

1. Verb. (transitive) To study an animal's anatomy by cutting it apart; to perform a necropsy or an autopsy. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To study a plant or other organism's anatomy similarly. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To analyze an idea in detail by separating it into its parts. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive anatomy surgery) To separate muscles, organs, and so on without cutting into them or disrupting their architecture. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive pathology) Of an infection or foreign material, following the fascia separating muscles or other organs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissect

1. to cut apart for scientific examination [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Dissect

1. 1. To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces; to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a plant, for examination and to show their structure and relations; to anatomize. 2. To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely. "This paragraph . . . I have dissected for a sample." (Atterbury) Origin: L. Dissectus, p. P. Of dissecare; dis- + secare to cut. See Section. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissect

dissatisfy
dissatisfying
dissatisfyingly
dissatisfyingness
dissave
dissaved
dissaver
dissavers
dissaves
dissaving
dissavings
disseat
disseated
disseating
disseats
dissect (current term)
dissectability
dissectable
dissected
dissectible
dissecting
dissecting aneurysm
dissecting cellulitis
dissecting thoracic aneurysm
dissecting thoracic aorta
dissection
dissection tubercle
dissections
dissector
dissectors

Literary usage of Dissect

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1882)
"... this JOURNAL : "dissect up the membrane of the vagina to a considerable extent around the orifice, and carry the needles through this at some distance ..."

2. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1874)
"do not themselves dissect, only watch the dissection performed by the men. Besides professional lectures open to ladies, the system of lectures for ladies ..."

3. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1918)
"SHALL WE dissect THE PARATHYROIDS? Some surgeons have thought that they would ... Indeed, when dissect- • a cadaver, if we stop to think how difficult it is ..."

4. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"Aye, aye, madam ; he would dissect you. crown of your head to the sole of your foot Trade. Or, pore over you through a microscope, to see how your blood ..."

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