Definition of Anatomy

1. Noun. The branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals.




2. Noun. Alternative names for the body of a human being. "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

3. Noun. A detailed analysis. "He studied the anatomy of crimes"
Generic synonyms: Analysis
Derivative terms: Anatomise, Anatomize

Definition of Anatomy

1. n. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.

Definition of Anatomy

1. Noun. The art of studying the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection. ¹

2. Noun. The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization. ¹

3. Noun. A treatise or book on anatomy. ¹

4. Noun. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse. ¹

5. Noun. (colloquial) The form of an individual, particularly a person, used in a tongue in cheek manner, as might be a term used by a medical professional, but in a markedly a less formal context, in which a touch of irony becomes apparent. ¹

6. Noun. (archaic) A skeleton, or dead body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anatomy

1. the structure of an organism [n -MIES] : ANATOMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Anatomy

1. The study of the structure of the body and the relationship between its parts. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anatomy

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anatomises
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anatomism
anatomist
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anatomization
anatomizations
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anatomizers
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anatomy (current term)
anatomy of function
anatopism
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anatreptic
anatricrotic
anatricrotism
anatripsis
anatriptic
anatropal

Literary usage of Anatomy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"TBS SURGICAL anatomy. By JOHN AC MACEWEN, B. Sc., MB, CM, Senior Assistant to the Regius Professor of Surgery in the Glasgow University. ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1899)
"For the proper demonstration of anatomy, entire knowledge of the subject on the ... Should students be taught comparative anatomy at the medical college? ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1898)
"The field of gross anatomy lias been so well covered in the last century, and the dissecting knife and the method of frozen sections have enabled the ..."

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