Definition for DIS-SEC'TION

DIS-SEC'TION, a. [L. dissectio.]

  1. The act of cutting in pieces an animal or vegetable, for the purpose of examining the structure and uses of its parts; anatomy. Dissection was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I. – Encyc.
  2. The act of separating into constituent parts, for the purpose of critical examination.

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