- 1The action of dissecting a body or plant to study its internal parts: the dissection of animals for scientific researchMore example sentences
cutting up, cutting open, dismemberment; autopsy, post-mortem, necropsy, anatomy, vivisection, zootomyanalysis, examination, study, inspection, scrutiny, scrutinization, probe, probing, exploration, investigation, enquiry; evaluation, assessment, criticism; breakdown, deconstruction
- 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.
- 1.1Very detailed analysis of a text or idea: this dissection of modern relationshipsMore 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.