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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.
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Hyde go in by the old dissecting room, Poole," he said.
He compared it with all the noxious experiences he had ever had--the drainage of war hospitals, of slaughter-houses, the refuse of dissecting rooms.
I thought I'd start at two," said the young man who was dissecting with Philip.
His partner had started on the minute and was busy dissecting out cutaneous nerves.
Oh, I've done a good deal of dissecting before, animals, you know, for the Pre Sci.
But age is a matter of knowledge rather than of years; and Newson, the active young man who was dissecting with him, was very much at home with his subject.
In another, an aged philosopher was dissecting a living cat, and gloating over his work.
On other occasions, when dissecting small marine animals beneath the microscope, I have seen particles of pulpy matter, some of large size, as soon as they were disengaged, commence revolving.
But I must confess to having felt sometimes quite crushed when some grand person, examining the details of my home through her eyeglass, and coolly dissecting all that I so much prize from the convenient distance of the open window, has finished up by expressing sympathy with my loneliness, and on my protesting that I like it, has murmured, "sebr anspruchslos.
His life was made an agony by the number of fine scalpels that he felt to be incessantly engaged in dissecting his dignity.
Nothing like dissecting, to give one an appetite,' said Mr.
17 GSI017 Dissecting Forceps, Toothed Size- 10 cms.