[ dih-sek-shuhn, dahy- ]
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  1. the act of dissecting.

  2. something that has been dissected.

  1. a detailed, part-by-part analysis.

Origin of dissection

1575–85; <Latin dissectiōn- (stem of dissectiō), equivalent to dissect- (see dissect) + -iōn--ion

Other words from dissection

  • re·dis·sec·tion, noun
  • self-dis·sec·tion, noun

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