Definition of dissection in English:


Syllabification: dis·sec·tion
Pronunciation: /diˈsekSHən, dī-


  • 1The action of dissecting a body or plant to study its internal parts: the dissection of animals for scientific research
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    • 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.
    cutting up/open, dismemberment; autopsy, postmortem, necropsy, anatomy, vivisectionanalysis, examination, study, scrutiny, investigation; evaluation, assessment
  • 1.1Very detailed analysis of a text or idea: this dissection of modern relationships
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    • 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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