dissectible


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
For example, the Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology defines fascia as "sheaths, sheets or other dissectible connective tissue aggregations" [6].
001) dissectible fat than goat carcasses; a finding which is in line with earlier studies (Gaili and Ali, 1985).
High school teachers may wish to use it chapter-by-chapter and augment lessons in small parts, and the book is perfectly dissectible in that regard (though as a whole it may be a bit overwhelming for high school students).
In men without prostatic enlargement, the plane between the surgical capsule and adenoma may not be readily dissectible.