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One entry found for dissect.
Main Entry: dis·sect
Pronunciation: dimacr-primarystresssekt, primarystressdi-; primarystressdimacr-secondarystresssekt
Function: verb
Etymology: from Latin dissectus, past participle of dissecare "to cut apart," from dis- "apart" and secare "to cut" --related to INSECT, SECTION
1 : to cut up (as a plant or animal) into separate parts for examination and study
2 : to make a careful examination of <dissect a problem>

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