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As long as I was dissecting I might at least discover the root of the disease.

The dissecting part impressed me not so much as the slaying.

He described its progress to me, minute by minute, like a professor in the dissecting room.

I was going to the college to see if the boys were dissecting.

I think she oughtn't to be allowed in the dissecting room for any consideration.

Another day he took us to the dissecting room of the Medical College.

When a knot is found, force it through to the back with the dissecting needle.

The marker has been moved next to the reference to a dissecting pin in the text.

A messenger was sent to Dr. Albant, and the dissecting table was prepared.

He studies anatomy too, and is very fond of dissecting all kinds of animals.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin dissectus, past participle of dissecare "to cut to pieces" (see dissection). Or perhaps a back-formation from dissection. Related: Dissected; dissecting.

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