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dissect

[də′sekt]
(biology)
To divide, cut, and separate into different parts.
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He took the book, open at a diagram of the dissected part, and looked at what they had to find.
And no matter how much he dissected beauty in search of the principles that underlie beauty and make beauty possible, he was aware, always, of the innermost mystery of beauty to which he did not penetrate and to which no man had ever penetrated.
'When we dislike a dead friend of ours, we dissect him.'
Now Richardson was a student who had long been anxious for that portion of the human subject to dissect. There was no answer, and the murderer resumed: 'Talking of business, you must pay me; your accounts, you see, must tally.'
Lubbock made drawings for me with the camera lucida of the jaws which I had dissected from the workers of the several sizes.
This school of Socialism dissected with great acuteness the contradictions in the conditions of modern production.
To him a car was something to dissect, something with an interior both interesting to explore and fascinating to talk about.
Sam Piri dissects pig organs in front of a live audience as part of the Anatomy Lab Live show which is coming to Cardiff next year
He has found that his school dissects fetal pigs in anatomy classes.
From the politics of child care in France to the consolidation of the private market model in America, Working Mothers and the Welfare State astutely dissects each implementation, exposing its strengths and weaknesses as well as its implications for future generations of mothers and children.
Lenska's voice is perfect for the worldly wise, jaded, upscale septuagenarian who, with the detachment of a surgeon wielding a razor-sharp scalpel, dissects the life choices of her most beloved granddaughter.
It is amazing how such a good writer can arrive at such warped and addled conclusions his--elegant prose and analysis are at their best when he dissects Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man to make a point.