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Medical Term:

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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