Dissection : Definition


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Definitions of Dissection

Pronunciation : Dis*sec"tion
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. F. dissection.]
Definition : 1. The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I.

2. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.

3. Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared. Dissection wound, a poisoned wound incurred during the dissection of a dead body.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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