verb (used with object)
Origin of dissect
Synonyms for dissect
Examples from the Web for dissector
Contemporary Examples of dissector
Nobody else can touch her as a satirist, tragedian, and dissector of human behavior.Maggie O’Farrell’s Book Bag: 5 Favorite Irish Writers
July 2, 2013
Historical Examples of dissector
Now to the dead man came the dissector, dressed as the god Typhon.
His book became the manual of dissection that was in practically every dissector's hands for several centuries after.The Popes and Science
James J. Walsh
“I am purifying my brother Osiris of earthly things, so that he may become more beautiful,” replied the dissector.
Some day the dissector of birds may find a real difference in the physiological structure of the eastern and western meadow-larks.Birds of the Rockies
Leander Sylvester Keyser
The very labor that made me a success in literature caused me to be a dissector of things around me.Ben Blair
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.