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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dissector One who dissects; an anatomist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dissector One who dissects; one who practises dissection for the purpose of studying or demonstrating organization and functions.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dissecteur,


In literature:

The Poet of Liberty used to walk here, and the great Dissector of Melancholy there!
"Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy
It has perplexed even Emile Roux, that merciless dissector of egoism.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
But be this as it may, they certainly show that their author was a most careful dissector and observer.
"A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
If she had taken this cool dissector of human motives as a model, she certainly did credit to his teaching.
"The Women of the French Salons" by Amelia Gere Mason
The diverse indications would puzzle the most acute dissector.
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
Should I be right, if I called you a dissector of living creatures?
"Heart and Science" by Wilkie Collins
Sooner place Burke, who used to murder for the sake of selling bodies to the dissector, at the head of a hospital.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The Papal physicians were among the greatest dissectors.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Summer is the dissector's long vacation.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844" by Various
There was nothing at all psychological in that, and it would hardly bear analysing even by a professional dissector of character.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
Make a corresponding incision through the periosteum and raise it with a blunt dissector.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The dissector might have cut her side with his sharp stone, so like a dead body did she seem.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Mrs. Besant, for her part, as a true Theo-sophist, goes farther than the sharpest Christian dissectors.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
His book became the manual of dissection that was in practically every dissector's hands for several centuries after.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
All the artists dissectors.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
The men did not look like earth-workers, but more like unclean dissectors who open dead bodies for embalming.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
The Laplanders are curious dissectors.
"Lachesis Lapponica" by Carl von Linné
He is an analyst, a dissector.
"The Critical Game" by John Albert Macy
He was essentially a critic, a dissector and, as Bulwer justly remarks, a much better judge of men of thought than of men of action.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
In form the work is free; two general divisions are about as much as it yields to the formal dissector.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker

In poetry:

Here's to you, Old Hippety-Hop o' the accents,
True to the Truth's sake and crafty dissector,
You grabbed at the gold sure; had no need to pack cents,
Into your versicles.
Clear sight's elector!
"Mesmerism" by Ezra Pound

In news:

This new laparoscopic Soft Tissue Dissector (knitter) utilizes a novel atraumatic foam tip for delicate tissue dissection, making it safe and easy to use.

In science:

Lacroute adopted only two ideas from TYCHO: an image dissector tube and a modulating grid for a new TD-option of a scanning satellite, which he considered to be technically simpler than TYCHO.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Anglo-Australian Telescope using an Image Dissector Scanner as detector and with the ESO 3.6m or 1.52m telescopes also using an IDS.
Elemental abundances of Galactic bulge planetary nebulae from optical recombination lines