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 (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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The idiot, the Indian, the child and unschooled farmer's boy stand nearer to the light by which nature is to be read, than the dissector or the antiquary.
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My thanks to the members of the National Committee, The Dissector, Education and Professional committees, regional committees and members for your continued commitment to the College.
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The nurse was disciplined but less than three weeks later she admitted that she hadn't noticed that a dissector was missing from a supplementary instrument kit being used during a lymph node operation.
Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector is a photographic and multimedia resource that provides step-by-step instruction on the efficient dissection of human cadavers.
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The surgeon first used dissector with left hand through the subxipoid trocar.
According to the company, the Lap Grasper, Maryland Dissector and Endo Scissors, which are available in both free and ratchet handle configurations, are simplistic in use compared to competitive devices.
One student in each pair was the dissector while the other, non-dissecting student acted as the reader.
He created what he liked to call an "image dissector tube.