Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

The act of dissecting; a dissected object; critical analysis.

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Usage examples "dissection":

  1. The linen which had been employed in the dissection of the body, though stained with blood, was eagerly seized, torn in pieces, and distributed among the bystanders. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. In the majority of executions the body was taken down when life was considered to be extinct, and carried away to Surgeon's Hall for dissection. - "Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences", Arthur L. Hayward.
  3. I have never been in this part before, but in that enclosure beyond, which opens at the end of Henrietta Street, there used to be and may be still, for all I know, a school of anatomy, at which I attended in my first year; in fact, I did my first dissection there. - "The Eye of Osiris", R. Austin Freeman.