Dissect is defined as to cut apart piece by piece, or to closely examine.(verb)
An example of dissect is to cut open a dead squid and examine its insides.
See dissect in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L dissectus, pp. of dissecare, to cut apart < dis-, apart + secare, to cut: see saw
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transitive verb dis·sect·ed, dis·sect·ing, dis·sects
Origin: Latin dissecāre, dissect-, to cut apart
Origin: : dis-, dis-
Origin: + secāre, to cut up; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
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