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Definition of the noun dissection

What does dissection mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dissections

  1. cutting so as to separate into pieces
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: cut / cutting = the act of cutting something into parts
  2. a minute and critical analysis
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic terms: analysis / analytic thinking = the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
  3. detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: analysis = an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

Alternative definition of the noun dissection


  1. the act of dissecting, or something dissected
  2. a minute and detailed examination or analysis


  1. Dissection was a black/death metal and later melodic death metal band from Strömstad, Sweden. The band was formed in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt. The band released its first EP in 1991. They disbanded in 2006, followed by Nödtveidt's suicide.
  2. Dissection is a musical group.
    • album: "Dissected Tapes"

There are other groups with in their name, like Angel Dissection.


  1. "Dissection" is the second full-length album by Crimson Thorn. The album was released in 1997 on Morphine Records and later released on Little Rose Productions.
  2. "Dissection" is a musical album of Decoder.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  3. "dissection" is a musical album of Goreshit.
    • released on

Printed books with definitions for Dissection

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Google previewAortic Diseases (2008)

Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas by Stuart J. Hutchison

Aortic dissection is a tearing through the intima into the aortic wall (intimal tear), with entry of luminal blood into the wall, resulting in the...

Google previewTextbook of Adult Emergency Medicine (2014)

by Peter Cameron, George Jelinek, Anne-Maree Kelly, Anthony F. T. Brown, Mark Little

Aortic dissection is a clinical diagnosis confirmed through focused investigation. ... Aortic dissection is an uncommon yet potentially lethal condition.

Although the overall incidence is low, aortic dissection is the most common catastrophe of the aorta, being two to three times more common than rupture of the abdominal ...

Google previewSabiston Textbook of Surgery E-Book (2015)

by Courtney M. Townsend Jr., R. Daniel Beauchamp, B. Mark Evers, Kenneth L. Mattox

Therapeutic lymph node dissection refers to lymphadenectomy performed for palpable or clinically evident disease. Completion lymph node dissection is the operation performed after finding nodal metastasis by SLN biopsy. elective Lymph Node Dissection In...

Google previewDynamic Echocardiography (2010)

by Roberto Lang, Steven R. Goldstein, Itzhak Kronzon, Bijoy K. KHANDHERIA

Because aortic dissection is a rare diagnosis and the number of patients seen at any one hospital is small, the...

although aortic dissection is the most common form of catastrophic aortic disease, its incidence is low and is estimated at 0.5 to ...

Google previewEvolutionary Genetics of Invertebrate Behavior (1986)

by Milton Davis Huettel

Introduction Genetic dissection refers to the use of induced mutations to analyze physiological mechanisms of single behaviors. Defined in this way genetic dissection is a powerful methodological advance for behavioral research; ...

Google previewBraunwald's Heart Disease (2011)

A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine by Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, Peter Libby

Thus, one of the most important factors in making the diagnosis of aortic dissection is a high index of suspicion. FIGURE...

Google previewChest Radiology (2012)

The Essentials by Jannette Collins, Eric J. Stern

DISSECTION. Acute aortic dissection is the most common cause of aortic emergency, exceeding that of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm rupture (1). Dissection is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Google previewThoraco-Abdominal Aorta (2011)

Surgical and Anesthetic Management by Roberto Chiesa, Germano Melissano, Alberto Zangrillo

The Sandwich Technique for Type B Dissection Armando C. Lobato Abstract Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening cardiovascular disease ...

Google previewEmergency Medicine (2013)

The Principles of Practice by Gordian W. O. Fulde, Sascha Fulde

OVERVIEW Aortic dissection is the commonest aortic catastrophe, with a peak incidence between 50 and 70 years.

Acute aortic dissection refers to a tear in the aortic intima that results in separation between the intima and the media.

Google previewComputed Tomography & Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Whole Body (2008)

by John R. Haaga, Daniel Boll

Acute aortic dissection is a true medical emergency that must be recognized promptly and diagnosed accurately. The mortality rate in untreated patients is reported to be approximately 25% during the first 24 hours, 70% during the first 2 weeks ...

Google previewCritical Care Ultrasound Manual - Enhanced (2013)

by Anthony McLean, Stephen Huang

Aortic dissection refers to a tear in the intimal layer of the aortic wall, which is followed by the formation and propagation of a subintimal haematoma forming a false lumen. •. Aortic dissection is a potentially life-threatening condition. It can ...

Google previewComplicatons in Peripheral Vascular Interventions (2007)

by Martin Schillinger, Erich Minar

Acute aortic dissection is the most frequent catastrophe of...

Google previewSheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care (2012)

by ENA

Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition that occurs when a tear in the intimal (or innermost) layer of the aorta allows blood flow to enter the aortic media. Propelled by the pulsatile flow and high pressures with the aorta, this column ...

Google previewCompact Clinical Guide to Critical Care, Trauma, and Emergency Pain Management (2013)

An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses by Yvonne M D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS

Acute aortic dissection is the most common devastation of the aorta and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. According to the Vascular Disease Foundation, aortic dissection affects 2 out of every 10,000 people in the United States.

Google previewAtlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2015)

by Christopher J. Haggerty, Robert M. Laughlin

Therapeutic neck dissection is the removal of at‐risk node‐bearing tissues in the patient with clinically or radiographically evident neck disease. Neck Dissection Classification The first widely used classification system was presented in 1991 ...

Google previewAtlas of Vascular Medicine (2011)

A Case-Based Approach to Current Management by Harold Litt, MD, PhD, Emile R. Mohler III, MD

Type A aortic dissection is a true surgical emergency; initiation of beta-blockade and intravenous vasodilators should not delay emergent surgical consultation. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES 88% at 10 years with a 16% risk of reoperation, ...

Google previewEssentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals (2010)

by Laura Gunder, Scott A. Martin

Aortic dissection is a longitudinal tear between the layers ofthe aorta that ...

Google previewENT Secrets (2015)

by Melissa A. Scholes, Vijay R Ramakrishnan

Planned neck dissection refers to neck dissection that occurs early after chemoradiation as part of a planned treatment...

The rationale behind planned neck dissection is that large pretreatment nodes may contain nests of viable SCC cells that ...

Google previewSurgery (2012)

Basic Science and Clinical Evidence by Jeffrey Norton, R.Randall Bollinger, Alfred E. Chang, Stephen F. Lowry

Selective neck dissection refers to any type of cervical lymphadenectomy where there is preservation of one or more lymph node groups removed by radical neck dissection." In addition, if the surgeon must enter the neck to resect the primary ...

Google previewVascular Medicine (2012)

A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease by Mark A. Creager, Joshua A. Beckman, Joseph Loscalzo

Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon but life-threatening emergency that requires prompt diagnosis, rapid triage,and...

Nevertheless, acute aortic dissection is a rare event.

Google previewLocal Flaps in Facial Reconstruction E-Book (2014)

Expert Consult by Shan R. Baker

Soft tissue dissection is an essential component of wound closure.

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Quotes about Dissection

Dissection of the mind
by the powers that be
redirecting your body and soul
to what they want you to be

No freedom
no justice
just your vote and a goodbye (Dave Alan Walker)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1S1E1C3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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