Dissecting
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dissecting — Dis*sect ing, a. 1. Dividing or separating the parts of an animal or vegetable body; as, a dissecting aneurism, one which makes its way between or within the coats of an artery. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to, or received during, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissecting — 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

  • DISSECTING — …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissecting microscope — n a low magnification stereomicroscope used esp. for examining or dissecting biological specimens …   Medical dictionary

  • Dissecting-Aneurysma — (Aneurysma dissecans), Pulsadergeschwulst, wo das Blut nach Trennung der inneren u. mittleren Gefäßhaut zwischen die Schichten der letzteren sowie auch zwischen diese u. die äußere Gefäßhaut eindringt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • dissecting hematoma — dissecting aneurysm …   Medical dictionary

  • dissecting table — noun A table on which anatomical dissection is practised • • • Main Entry: ↑dissect …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissecting microscope — noun : a low magnification stereomicroscope used. especially in examining or dissecting biological specimens * * * dissecting microscope noun A form of microscope that allows dissection of the object under examination • • • Main Entry: ↑dissect …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissecting microscope — noun Date: circa 1897 a low magnification stereomicroscope used especially in examining or dissecting biological specimens …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dissecting aneurysm — A localized widening (dilatation) of an artery (an aneurysm) in which the wall of an artery rips (dissects) longitudinally. This occurs because bleeding into the weakened wall splits the wall. Dissecting aneurysms tend to affect the thoracic… …   Medical dictionary

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