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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissected; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissecting.]
 1. Anat. To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces; to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a plant, for examination and to show their structure and relations; to anatomize.
 2. To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely.
    This paragraph . . . I have dissected for a sample.   --Atterbury.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sect·ed a.
 1. Cut into several parts; divided into sections; as, a dissected map.
 2. Bot. Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions; as, a dissected leaf.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
            [syn: cleft]