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dis·sect

vt :  to cut so as to separate into pieces or to expose the several parts of (as an animal or a cadaver) for scientific examination : specif  :  to separate or follow along natural lines of cleavage (as through connective tissue) < out the regional lymph nodes>  <a ing aneurysm>  vi  :  to make a medical dissection dis*sec*tor n 
 
    
 
Similar sounding terms:   discoid 

 
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