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dis•sect

Pronunciation: (di-sekt', d?-), [key]
? v.t.
  1. to cut apart (an animal body, plant, etc.) to examine the structure, relation of parts, or the like.
  2. to examine minutely part by part; analyze: to dissect an idea.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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