anatomize

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anatomize

(ə-năt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. anato·mized, anato·mizing, anato·mizes
To dissect (an animal or other organism) to study the structure and relation of the parts.

a·nat′o·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
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No one else had ever anatomised love so piercingly - its panic, its extravagance.
Some exhibits are mesmerising - a woman erupting almost joyfully from her own skin, and perhaps more beautiful than she was in life; a trio of poker players about an antique table, one hiding a card between his toes, another displaying his smoker's lungs (daughter said the group featured in Casino Royale); and a partially dissected corpse on the autopsy table tended by the anatomist who is himself anatomised.