Definition of dissection in English:

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dissection

Pronunciation: /dɪˈsɛkʃn/

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of dissecting a body or plant to study its internal parts: the dissection of animals for scientific research
More example sentences
  • Eggs were then stored at - 20°C for later dissection.
  • A right near-total parotidectomy with right upper node neck dissection was performed.
  • A closed suction drain is placed following axillary dissection.
Synonyms
1.1Very detailed analysis of a text or idea: this dissection of modern relationships
More example sentences
  • Last week I said I'd run by you a dissection of a "genuine" cold reading.
  • The newspapers are now filled with dissections of the his administration's diplomatic failures.
  • Sometimes their dissections are more entertaining than the shows themselves.

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