verb (used with object)
- dissecting aneurysm,
- dissecting cellulitis,
- dissection tubercle
Origin of dissect
Examples from the Web for dissect
We can dissect it and determine what the cops did wrong, maybe what Garner could have done differently.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back|Justin Glawe|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Right now, each staff researcher is able to dissect 160 mosquitoes an hour.
Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields dissect the second-season premiere of the best spy show on TV.‘The Americans’ Showrunners Dissect the Secrets of Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The exhibition goes on to dissect the recognizable aesthetic of paparazzi photos.Exposed: Paparazzi vs. the Stars Over the Past 50 Years|Sarah Moroz|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We dissect the most insane accusations, from a cell phone lost at a crack den to a hint of heroin.
We will, therefore, dissect a little deeper, following the Professor's track of demonstration.The Philosophy of Natural Theology|William Jackson
But it would have been hard, even for a stony savant, to dissect that adorable personality!Margarita's Soul|Ingraham Lovell
The most difficult parts to dissect are the organs connected with the mouth and rostrum.The Flea|Harold Russell
Knives are sufficient for the table and the market; but for the purposes of science we must dissect with the lancet.Literary Remains (1)|Coleridge
Dissect a Hibernianism, and you will generally find two ideas, perfectly sensible, but not agreeing together.English Pharisees and French Crocodiles|Max O'Rell
Word Origin for dissect
c.1600, from Latin dissectus, past participle of dissecare "to cut to pieces" (see dissection). Or perhaps a back-formation from dissection. Related: Dissected; dissecting.