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Definition of dissection:

  1. Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.
  2. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.
  3. The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I.

Synonyms:

study, examination, breakdown, operation, assemble, analysis, inquest, anatomy, autopsy, analysis, investigate.

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