Dis*sec"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. dissection.]


The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I.


Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.


Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.

Dissection wound, a poisoned wound incurred during the dissection of a dead body.


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