Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Botany Divided into many deep, narrow segments.
  • adjective Geology Cut by irregular valleys and hills.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, deeply cut into numerous segments: applied to leaves, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Cut into several parts; divided into sections.
  • adjective (Bot.) Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dissect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib

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Examples

  • On Sunday, Griese again dissected the Chiefs (3-5), who have allowed 24 or more points in six of their eight games this season.

    USATODAY.com

  • I'm rather flummoxed by the scientific terms dissected by the learned doctor.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • This isn't easy, being thrust into the public spotlight, and having your every turn of phrase dissected and commented on.

    The Seventh Sense

  • This isn't easy, being thrust into the public spotlight, and having your every turn of phrase dissected and commented on.

    The Seventh Sense

  • These figures consist of removable parts that can be "dissected" to demonstrate anatomy-- a breast plate is lifted to reveal the inner workings of the mysterious female body, often with a fetus to be found nestling in the womb see before and after above.

    Florentine Anatomical Venus in Rare American Appearance!

  • From most of the teachers I know, either personally or through this blogging medium, I have learned that there is little regular interaction with other teachers where methods and means are examined and "dissected" for effectiveness.

    Education Theory and Opinion

  • From most of the teachers I know, either personally or through this blogging medium, I have learned that there is little regular interaction with other teachers where methods and means are examined and "dissected" for effectiveness.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Al-Kasim's first show, he says, "dissected" the Gulf Cooperation Council (the league of oil-rich monarchies and emirates that are responsible for some of the most closed regimes in the Middle East) "like a corpse," and since then The Opposite Direction has addressed an array of previously unmentionable questions in the Arab world, in terms ranging from the contrarian to the outlandish.

    The Faisal Factor

  • Al-Kasim's first show, he says, "dissected" the Gulf Cooperation Council (the league of oil-rich monarchies and emirates that are responsible for some of the most closed regimes in the Middle East) "like a corpse," and since then The Opposite Direction has addressed an array of previously unmentionable questions in the Arab world, in terms ranging from the contrarian to the outlandish.

    The Faisal Factor

  • I think the think about this is they looked at the 63 cases over 10 years of people who did report, and kind of dissected those, and then turned around on the other side and said, well, there is this climate of fear, and there is probably a lot of people who didn't report them, but we don't know about that.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2003

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