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dis·sect

 (dĭ-sĕkt′, dī-, dī′sĕkt′)
tr.v. dis·sect·ed, dis·sect·ing, dis·sects
1. To cut apart or separate (tissue), especially for anatomical study.
2. To examine, analyze, or criticize in minute detail: dissected the plan afterward to learn why it had failed.

[Latin dissecāre, dissect-, to cut apart : dis-, dis- + secāre, to cut up; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·sec′ti·ble adj.
dis·sec′tor n.

dissect

(dɪˈsɛkt; daɪ-)
vb
1. (Zoology) to cut open and examine the structure of (a dead animal or plant)
2. (tr) to examine critically and minutely
[C17: from Latin dissecāre, from dis-1 + secāre to cut]
disˈsectible adj
disˈsection n
disˈsector n

dis•sect

(dɪˈsɛkt, daɪ-)

v.t.
1. to cut apart (an animal body, plant, etc.) to examine the structure and relation of parts.
2. to examine minutely; analyze.
[1600–10; < Latin dissectus, past participle of dissecāre to cut in pieces =dis- dis-1 + secāre to cut]
dis•sec′ti•ble, adj.
dis•sec′tor, n.

dis·sect

(dĭ-sĕkt′, dī′sĕkt′)
To cut apart or separate body tissues or parts for study.

dissect


Past participle: dissected
Gerund: dissecting

Imperative
dissect
dissect
Present
I dissect
you dissect
he/she/it dissects
we dissect
you dissect
they dissect
Preterite
I dissected
you dissected
he/she/it dissected
we dissected
you dissected
they dissected
Present Continuous
I am dissecting
you are dissecting
he/she/it is dissecting
we are dissecting
you are dissecting
they are dissecting
Present Perfect
I have dissected
you have dissected
he/she/it has dissected
we have dissected
you have dissected
they have dissected
Past Continuous
I was dissecting
you were dissecting
he/she/it was dissecting
we were dissecting
you were dissecting
they were dissecting
Past Perfect
I had dissected
you had dissected
he/she/it had dissected
we had dissected
you had dissected
they had dissected
Future
I will dissect
you will dissect
he/she/it will dissect
we will dissect
you will dissect
they will dissect
Future Perfect
I will have dissected
you will have dissected
he/she/it will have dissected
we will have dissected
you will have dissected
they will have dissected
Future Continuous
I will be dissecting
you will be dissecting
he/she/it will be dissecting
we will be dissecting
you will be dissecting
they will be dissecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dissecting
you have been dissecting
he/she/it has been dissecting
we have been dissecting
you have been dissecting
they have been dissecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dissecting
you will have been dissecting
he/she/it will have been dissecting
we will have been dissecting
you will have been dissecting
they will have been dissecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dissecting
you had been dissecting
he/she/it had been dissecting
we had been dissecting
you had been dissecting
they had been dissecting
Conditional
I would dissect
you would dissect
he/she/it would dissect
we would dissect
you would dissect
they would dissect
Past Conditional
I would have dissected
you would have dissected
he/she/it would have dissected
we would have dissected
you would have dissected
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dissect - cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"
vivisect - cut (a body) open while still alive; "people no longer vivisect animals--it's considered unethical"
anatomise, anatomize - dissect in order to analyze; "anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.dissect - make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis ofdissect - make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; "analyze a specimen"; "analyze a sentence"; "analyze a chemical compound"
parse - analyze syntactically by assigning a constituent structure to (a sentence)
botanise, botanize - collect and study plants

dissect

verb
1. cut up or apart, dismember, lay open, anatomize We dissected a frog in biology.
2. analyse, study, investigate, research, explore, break down, inspect, scrutinize People want to dissect his work.

dissect

verb
To separate into parts for study:
Translations
يُشَرِّحُ جُثَّه
pitvat
dissekere
felboncol
kryfja
perpjautiskrosti
preparētsīki analizēt
przeprowadzić sekcję
pitvať
kesmekparçalamak

dissect

[dɪˈsekt] VT [+ animal] → disecar (fig) → analizar minuciosamente

dissect

[dɪˈsɛkt daɪˈsɛkt] vt
(lit) [+ animal, corpse] → disséquer
(fig) [+ theory, situation, issue] → disséquer; [+ account, book, report, article] → éplucher

dissect

vt plantpräparieren; animalsezieren, präparieren; (fig) report, theorysezieren, zergliedern

dissect

[dɪˈsɛkt] vt (animal, body, specimen) → sezionare (fig) → sviscerare

dissect

(diˈsekt) verb
to cut (eg an animal's body) into parts for (scientific) examination.
disˈsection (-ʃən) noun

dis·sect

v. disecar, acto de dividir y cortar; hacer una disección.
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