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 (dĭ-sĕk′tĭd, dī-)
1. Botany Divided into many deep, narrow segments: dissected leaves.
2. Geology Cut by irregular valleys and hills.
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(dɪˈsɛktɪd; daɪ-)
1. (Botany) botany in the form of narrow lobes or segments: dissected leaves.
2. (Geological Science) geology (of plains) cut by erosion into hills and valleys, esp following tectonic movements
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(dɪˈsɛk tɪd, daɪ-)

1. deeply divided into numerous segments, as a leaf.
2. separated, by erosion, into many closely spaced crevices or gorges, as the surface of a plateau.
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Adj.1.dissected - having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
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References in classic literature ?
He took the book, open at a diagram of the dissected part, and looked at what they had to find.
He dissected beauty in his crowded little bedroom laboratory, where cooking smells alternated with the outer bedlam of the Silva tribe; and, having dissected and learned the anatomy of beauty, he was nearer being able to create beauty itself.
And no matter how much he dissected beauty in search of the principles that underlie beauty and make beauty possible, he was aware, always, of the innermost mystery of beauty to which he did not penetrate and to which no man had ever penetrated.
The body of the unfortunate girl was duly dissected, and no one remarked or appeared to recognise her.
No little Gradgrind had ever known wonder on the subject, each little Gradgrind having at five years old dissected the Great Bear like a Professor Owen, and driven Charles's Wain like a locomotive engine-driver.
Having carefully dissected several specimens of these workers, I can affirm that the eyes are far more rudimentary in the smaller workers than can be accounted for merely by their proportionally lesser size; and I fully believe, though I dare not assert so positively, that the workers of intermediate size have their ocelli in an exactly intermediate condition.
Lubbock made drawings for me with the camera lucida of the jaws which I had dissected from the workers of the several sizes.
Petersburg and the neighboring villages was dissected, plank by plank, and its foundations dug up and ran- sacked for hidden treasure -- and not by boys, but men -- pretty grave, unromantic men, too, some of them.
This school of Socialism dissected with great acuteness the contradictions in the conditions of modern production.
Barber recalled how his love team partner recalled and dissected the different scenes in which he felt nervous.
[sup][7],[8],[9],[10] The IT technique (complete occlusion of dissected arterial and aneurysm segments) to treat the dissecting aneurysms involving the BA had rarely been reported.
In these colleges anatomy is taught by computer simulation models, dissected specimens, peer examination computer based imaging etc.