dissected


adjective

  1. Botany. deeply divided into numerous segments, as a leaf.
  2. Physical Geography. separated, by erosion, into many closely spaced crevices or gorges, as the surface of a plateau.

verb (used with object)

  1. to cut apart (an animal body, plant, etc.) to examine the structure, relation of parts, or the like.
  2. to examine minutely part by part; analyze: to dissect an idea.

adjective

  1. botany in the form of narrow lobes or segmentsdissected leaves
  2. geology (of plains) cut by erosion into hills and valleys, esp following tectonic movements

verb

  1. to cut open and examine the structure of (a dead animal or plant)
  2. (tr) to examine critically and minutely
v.

c.1600, from Latin dissectus, past participle of dissecare “to cut to pieces” (see dissection). Or perhaps a back-formation from dissection. Related: Dissected; dissecting.

v.

  1. To cut apart or separate tissue, especially for anatomical study.
  2. In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.

  1. To cut apart or separate body tissues or organs, especially for anatomical study.
  2. In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.

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