Dissection Dis*sec"tion, n. [Cf. F. dissection.] 1. The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Dissection wound}, a poisoned wound incurred during the dissection of a dead body. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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