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Dissect meaning

dissect - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces; to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a plant, for examination and to show their structure and relations; to anatomize.
  2. 2. To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely.
  3. 3. To cut to pieces in order to examine; to examine part by part.

dissect - examples of usage

  1. The best treatment is to dissect out the sac with contents entire. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The rational treatment is to dissect them out. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The experience of my early days tells me, that they were sources of exquisite delight; and I sometimes question whether the naturalist who can dissect the flowers of the field, receives half the pleasure from contemplating them, that he did who considered them the abode of elves and fairies. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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