- The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
- The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
Etymology: French anatomie â Latin anatomia â Greek , from Ancient Greek (anatome) "dissection", from - (ana) "afresh, again, anew, over" + (tome) "cut, incision, gash".
- Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy. --Dryden.
- Animal anatomy is also called zomy or zootomy; vegetable anatomy, phytotomy; and human anatomy, anthropotomy.
- Comparative anatomy compares the structure of different kinds and classes of animals.
- A treatise or book on anatomy.
- The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
- A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so.
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