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Meaning of ANATOMY

Pronunciation:  u'natumee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a detailed analysis; "he studied the anatomy of crimes"
  2. [n]  alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
  3. [n]  the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

ANATOMY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma
 See Also: adult body, analysis, body, comparative anatomy, female body, gross anatomy, homo, human, human being, individual, juvenile body, male body, man, microscopic anatomy, morphology, mortal, neuroanatomy, organic structure, person, physical structure, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*nat"o*my\, n.; pl. {Anatomies}. [F. anatomie, L.
anatomia, Gr. ? dissection, fr. ? to cut up; ? + ? to cut.]
1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the
   different parts of any organized body, to discover their
   situation, structure, and economy; dissection.

2. The science which treats of the structure of organic
   bodies; anatomical structure or organization.

         Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together,
         according to the knowledge of them which is given us
         by anatomy.                           --Dryden.

Note: ``Animal anatomy'' is sometimes called {zomy};
      ``vegetable anatomy,'' {phytotomy}; ``human anatomy,''

{Comparative anatomy} compares the structure of different
   kinds and classes of animals.

3. A treatise or book on anatomy.

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

5. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has
   the appearance of being so.

         The anatomy of a little child, representing all
         parts thereof, is accounted a greater rarity than
         the skeleton of a man in full stature. --Fuller.

         They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced
         villain, A mere anatomy.              --Shak.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The study of the structure and parts of the body.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The study of the structure of the body and the relationship between its parts.
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