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Definition of Dissect

Dissect: To cut apart or separate tissue, as for anatomical study or in surgery. Also, an artery is said to dissect when its wall is torn, as in a dissecting aneurysm.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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