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.
- un·dis·sect·ed, adjective
- well-dis·sect·ed, adjective
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How to use dissected in a sentence
He states them with a musical cadence and then brings them out one by one to be examined, dissected and reveled in.
Otherwise they have to go elsewhere for tissue flaps and movement of large chunks of dissected flesh from here to there.What the Man With No Ass Crack Can Teach Darwinists and Creationists | Kent Sepkowitz | January 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In short, The Art of Eating takes food seriously, as something to be dissected, learned, and discussed.
Her court testimony and declarations were carefully transcribed and dissected.
In Newsweek this week, David Stockman dissected the performance of Bain Capital during the Mitt Romney years.
(I mean the widow lady's whiskered companion)—I saw him eat pease with the very knife with which he had dissected the duck!Little Travels and Roadside Sketches | William Makepeace Thackeray
The body of the unfortunate girl was duly dissected, and no one remarked or appeared to recognise her.Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
Over his head was a roofing not unlike the inside of a vast skull, which might have been imagined to have been recently dissected.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
The mucous membrane, that naturally covers all parts within the vocal mechanism, has been dissected away to show the muscles.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking | Wesley Mills
He gloated over Paris as a scientist gloats over an interesting organism that he has first observed and then skilfully dissected.Vie de Bohme | Orlo Williams
British Dictionary definitions for dissected
botany in the form of narrow lobes or segments: dissected leaves
geology (of plains) cut by erosion into hills and valleys, esp following tectonic movements
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