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dissect

 [dĭ-sekt´, di-sekt´]
to cut apart, or separate; especially, the exposure of structures of a cadaver for anatomical study.

dis·sect

(di-sekt'), Avoid the mispronunciation dī'sekt.
1. To cut apart or separate the tissues of the body for study.
2. In an operation, to separate the different structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.
[L. dis-seco, pp. -sectus, to cut asunder]

dissect

/dis·sect/ (dĭ-sekt´) (di-sekt´)
1. to cut apart, or separate.
2. to expose structures of a cadaver for anatomical study.

dissect

(dĭ-sĕkt′, dī-, dī′sĕkt′)
tr.v. dis·sected, dis·secting, dis·sects
To cut apart or separate (tissue), especially for anatomical study.

dis·sec′ti·ble adj.
dis·sec′tor n.

dissect

[disekt′]
Etymology: L, dissecare, to cut apart
1 to cut apart tissues for visual or microscopic study using a scalpel, a probe, or scissors. Compare bisect.
2 to tear away the intima of an artery, creating a false lumen that allows blood to flow into the wall of the artery. Branching vessels can be obstructed. An aortic dissection that spreads to the coronary arteries can cause sudden death. dissection, n.

dis·sect

(di-sekt')
1. To cut apart or separate the tissues of the body for study.
2. surgery To separate structures along natural lines or planes of cleavage.
[L. dis-seco, pp. -sectus, to cut asunder]

dis·sect

(di-sekt') Avoid the mispronunciation dī'sekt.
1. To cut apart or separate the tissues of the body for study.
2. In an operation, to separate the different structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.
[L. dis-seco, pp. -sectus, to cut asunder]

dissect

to cut apart, or separate; especially, the exposure of structures of a cadaver for anatomical study.
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Anatomy Tour Time is a unique laboratory experience that benefits the students in four ways: 1) by keeping the students attentive to the progress of the dissection, 2) by providing repetition in seeing and hearing about the dissected structures for both the tour guides and the tourists, 3) by acquainting the students with normal anatomic variation, and 4) by providing students with experience in teaching others, a skill that will be needed when they become clinicians.
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34) I would argue that these people were dissected in the first instance qua poor foreigners rather than qua criminals, as is clear from the mid-fifteenth-century statutes of the university of Bologna, which required only that the cadaver belong to a person who came from at least 30 miles away.
When they dissected the rats' brains, Gage's team found changes similar to those that they'd seen in the previous study's mice: The runners had more new neurons and stronger connectivity, which is evidence of learning, than did the rats that didn't have running wheels.
005-inch-thick Silastic film is needed to prevent readhesion at the tympanic membrane after it is dissected from the promontory.
Sinan's plans are dissected and their complexities described including their three-dimensional forms, their symbolism and their paths of spiritual transformation.
They were assisted Thursday by Portola High School biology students, who dissected a random sample of 250 pike, recording the length, weight and stomach contents of each.
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Then, every engineering aspect of the machine itself is dissected, from how bicycles steer and brake to the role of aerodynamics and what materials make the best bikes.
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