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dissected

[ dih-sek-tid, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈsɛk tɪd, daɪ- /
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adjective

Botany. deeply divided into numerous segments, as a leaf.
Physical Geography. separated, by erosion, into many closely spaced crevices or gorges, as the surface of a plateau.

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Origin of dissected

First recorded in 1625–35; dissect + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM dissected

un·dis·sect·ed, adjectivewell-dis·sect·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissected

dissected
/ (dɪˈsɛktɪd, daɪ-) /

adjective

botany in the form of narrow lobes or segmentsdissected leaves
geology (of plains) cut by erosion into hills and valleys, esp following tectonic movements
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