Dissectible

Definitions

  • Rabelais Dissecting Society--portrait2
    Rabelais Dissecting Society--portrait2
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dissectible Capable of being dissected, or separated by dissection.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dissection of the Garden Toad Dissection of the Garden Toad
Dissection of a starfish Dissection of a starfish
Dissection of the earthworm Dissection of the earthworm
Dissection of great water-scavenger beetle Dissection of great water-scavenger beetle
Dissection of the silkworm Dissection of the silkworm
Dissection of fresh-water mussel Dissection of fresh-water mussel
Dissection of the sunfish Dissection of the sunfish
Dissection of the garter snake Dissection of the garter snake

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Grey's Anatomy (the medical book most every doctor, nurse, biologist, etc. is trained on in most every university) was compiled using detailed pictures of dead Jews that Hitler and the 3rd Reich experimented on, most of which where dissected while still alive. Although the medical community knows this fact, they continue using the book due to its detail and real-life pictures.
    • dissectible Capable of being dissected.
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Lee Whorf
    Benjamin Lee Whorf
    “We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.”

Usage

In literature:

It treats of justification and sanctification as though they were two corpses to be dissected.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
And then, since Pa was dissected he is going to lead a different life, and I guess I will make a man of him, if he holds out.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
It is dissection in all its branches.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)" by Thomas Moore
His locker in the lobby of the dissecting-room has long since been devoid of apron, sleeves, scalpels, or forceps; but still it is not empty.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 30, 1841" by Various
On such occasions, one of the most distinguished women of the tribe performs the ceremony of dissection.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
The presumption, therefore, is that neither in totemism, if we dissect it, shall we find religion pre-formed.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
OUTLINES OF EQUINE ANATOMY: a Manual for the use of Veterinary Students in the Dissecting Room.
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
When I was married it was not asked whether I was acquainted with dissecting-rooms.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
It would be impossible in an exposition of this kind to dissect these essays in detail, nor would it be desirable.
"H. G. Wells" by J. D. Beresford
You must forgive my cheek in dissecting your character like this.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
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In poetry:

They hung her from the ceiling
Yes, they hung up Miss Gee;
And a couple of Oxford Groupers
Carefully dissected her knee.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;
Our meddling intellect
Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:—
We murder to dissect.
"The Tables Turned" by William Wordsworth
Of inspirations and sinews...
They haven't dispirited us, but they've dispersed us,
Dissected... Wall and moat.
Displaced us, like eagles-
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
But now they're taught by JOSEPH HU-
ME, by far the cleverest Scot in town,
Their items and their tottles too
Each may dissect his sister Sue,
From his instructions at the U-
—niversity we've Got in town.
"Stinkomalee Triumphans" by Richard Harris Barham
Let us off and search, and find a place
Where yours and mine can be natural lives,
Where no one comes who dissects and dives
And proclaims that ours is a curious case,
That its touch of romance can scarcely grace.
"The Recalcitrants" by Thomas Hardy
He traced that gallant sorter to a still suburban square;
He watched his opportunity, and seized him unaware;
He took a life-preserver and he hit him on the head,
And MRS. BROWN dissected him before she went to bed.
"Gentle Alice Brown" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Anything Tim Tebow does gets scrutinized on a national level, but female fans will enjoy dissecting his latest escapades in Jets training camp.
So I've been happy as a pig in slop dissecting the results of our Pro AV Forecast 2009 Survey.
The New York Times today dissects the possiblity of an extremely successful Australian production of A Streetcar Named Desire, currently playing at BAM, moving to Broadway.
The scientist dissects the origins of the human condition in his latest work.
Michigan right-to-work Q&A: Dissecting the ins and outs of contentious issue.
The dissection of creatures , including frogs and earthworms, was done in high school.
Yes, you can dissect that sentence and see it is in the present tense -- so the mouse is living.
He'll probably be at home dissecting Pitbull's new album, "Global Warming," which hits stores next week.
Schwartz's decisions dissected in disappointing season for once-promising Detroit Lions.
Jim Schwartz's decisions dissected in disappointing season for once-promising Detroit Lions.
We'll try not to delve too deeply into post-election dissection.
From dissecting to hospital tours, M.A.S.H Camp offers it all.
Dissecting Frogs in 3-D. Thursday, September 8, 2011.
Some programs let students dissect a frog using 3-D modeling.
Jay Rosen: Dissecting the American Media The Nation.
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In science:

Namely, it is a set of dissection rules that shows us how to divide the tiles to other tiles from F with a smaller scale.
A Simple Condition for Bounded Displacement
By this definition, we can also think of H as a dissection rule on the basic tiles and extend it to collections of tiles as before.
A Simple Condition for Bounded Displacement
Another very important concept for us are dissecting systems.
Countable Random Sets: Uniqueness in Law and Constructiveness
In fact, measurability of the diagonal is equivalent to the existence of a measurable dissecting system for S , as essentially shown in [3, Theorem 1].
Countable Random Sets: Uniqueness in Law and Constructiveness
The following lemma will help us to make use of dissecting systems.
Countable Random Sets: Uniqueness in Law and Constructiveness
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