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dissect

Pronunciation: di-sekt'

Definition:

  1. To cut apart or separate the tissues of the body for study.
  2. In an operation, to separate the different structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.

[L. dis-seco, pp. -sectus, to cut asunder]

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