Dissected
Dissect Dis*sect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissecting}.] [L. dissectus, p. p. of dissecare; dis- + secare to cut. See {Section}.] 1. (Anat.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely. [1913 Webster]

This paragraph . . . I have dissected for a sample. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dissected — Dis*sect ed, a. 1. Cut into several parts; divided into sections; as, a dissected map. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions; as, a dissected leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissected — dissected; un·dissected; …   English syllables

  • dissected — [dis sekt′id, ] also [dī sekt′id, dī′sekt΄id] adj. 1. cut up into parts 2. Bot. consisting of many lobes or segments, as some leaves 3. Geol. cut by erosion into valleys and hills [a dissected plateau] …   English World dictionary

  • dissected — adjective Date: 1652 1. cut deeply into fine lobes < a dissected leaf > 2. divided into hills and ridges (as by gorges) < a dissected plateau > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dissected — /di sek tid, duy /, adj. 1. Bot. deeply divided into numerous segments, as a leaf. 2. Phys. Geog. separated, by erosion, into many closely spaced crevices or gorges, as the surface of a plateau. [1625 35; DISSECT + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • dissected — dis·sect || dɪ sekt v. cut up in segments for the purpose of analysis (i.e. a body, plant, etc.); examine carefully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dissected — adjective 1》 Botany (of a leaf) divided into many deep lobes. 2》 Geology (of a plateau or upland) divided by a number of deep valleys …   English new terms dictionary

  • dissected —   Composed of numerous segments, as a compound leaf and its leaflets (or pinnae) …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • dissected — dis•sect•ed [[t]dɪˈsɛk tɪd, daɪ [/t]] adj. 1) bio deeply divided into numerous segments, as a leaf 2) gel separated, by erosion, into many closely spaced crevices or gorges, as the surface of a plateau • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • dissected — /dəˈsɛktəd/ (say duh sektuhd), /daɪ / (say duy ) adjective 1. Botany deeply cut into numerous segments, as a leaf. 2. Physical Geography (of land surface) cut by erosion into hills and valleys or into flat upland areas separated by valleys. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

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